Mallory J. Boyd was elected to the Indian Wells Valley Water District Board of Directors in 2020. He is serving as President in 2023. He currently serves on the Administration/Executive Committee
He has effectively been a Ridgecrest native since 1953. Other than time away for voluntary military service (AF veteran 1972-1976) and college (BS Electrical/Electronics engineering, CalPoly Pomona 1976 – 1980) he resumed his high desert lifestyle after accepting employment while at China Lake. A few years later, Mr. Boyd attained his Masters in Public Administration through California State Bakersfield taking night classes. During the day, he successfully led a variety of Research and Development organizations that have a track record of multiple technical patents, 2 of which he co-authored.
Mr. Boyd’s last post at China Lake was the Weapons Division Chief Technology Officer, which oversaw myriad advanced technical efforts, of the diverse and vast organization. His project leadership skills and longing to invent new solutions for age-old challenges are part of the skill set he brings to the Water District Board.
Mr. Boyd has been married to the former Patricia Rupert (Boyd) for 44 years, they have three wonderful children and nine awesome grandchildren.