Former Mayor Mae Umphlett reflects on her public service

by AnnGardner Eubank

 

Mae Umphlett lead the town of Kilmarnock through several significant milestones during her tenure as mayor. Photo courtesy of Susan Cockrell

As Mae Umphlett steps down from her post as mayor of her beloved hometown of Kilmarnock, she leaves behind a legacy of dedication, loyalty and hometown pride.

As of January 1, Mae has transitioned from her role as the representing face of the town to civilian status after eight-and-a-half years as mayor in addition to serving on council for several years prior.

After being appointed to fulfill a vacancy on council over a decade ago and running and being elected for another term on council following the appointment, Mae wanted more for Kilmarnock and ran for the mayor’s seat against the incumbent.

“I wanted to bring a stability and a sense of calmness and security to Kilmarnock,” she said.

Upon her election, Mae made history as the first woman to ever serve as mayor….

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