Kathy Wilmot is a sixth generation Nebraskan. She and her husband, Wes, reside near her childhood home of Beaver City. They have three adult children and 10 grandchildren.
After graduating from Beaver City High School, Kathy attended McCook Junior College and later graduated from Kearney State College. After teaching in Nebraska public schools, she was employed with Bethphage Mission as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional and supervised the Individual Program Plans for mentally and physically challenged individuals.
An opportunity to be the Area Director for Mid-Nebraska Mental Retardation Services (Oxford) brought the family back to the Beaver City area where their sons graduated from Beaver City Public Schools. Later, Kathy was employed with Kansas Department of Corrections at Norton Correctional Facility for over twenty years. As Training Officer, Kathy was responsible for the Training Department and writing of curricula for all employees of the facility. Later, as Accreditation Manager, the facility was successful in maintaining national accreditation with the American Correctional Association under Kathy’s guidance.
During her time at NCF, Kathy became concerned with how the education system and what students were being taught had changed since her time in the classroom. That concern eventually led to a successful run for the Nebraska State Board of Education in District 7 (western portion of Nebraska) where she served for two terms.
Along with her employment opportunities, Kathy has been highly involved in issues that impact our freedoms and our families. She has been involved with Eagle Forum and currently serves as President of Nebraska Eagle Forum and as At-Large Director on the Eagle Forum’s National Board. Monitoring legislation, testifying at legislative hearings and producing a newsletter to keep concerned individuals informed are duties she has performed for many years.