November 2020 – November 2024
Jim MacKay was elected to the Leander ISD Board of Trustees in November 2016. MacKay has been involved with public education for nearly 30 years, serving in numerous capacities including the Campus Site Based Committee at Vista Ridge High School, School Health Advisory Committee, stadium announcer, booster club president, PTA President, boundary committee, camp counselor and more.
MacKay is a former Military Training Instructor in the United States Air Force Reserve and has been serving in a nearly full-time capacity since May 2014. Currently, MacKay serves as the First Sergeant for an Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. In this role, he is the senior-enlisted adviser to the commander on matters related to the health, morale, welfare, discipline and readiness of the unit. Prior to that role, MacKay served as a certified firefighter and medical first responder with the Texas Air National Guard. In his civilian role, MacKay is a Regional Sales Manager in the Public Safety industry.
MacKay continues his education at Southern New Hampshire University and holds degrees in Education and Training Management as well as Fire Science. He is also nearing completion of a degree in Human Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force. Additionally, MacKay is a certified Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Coordinator, Suicide Awareness facilitator, Airman resiliency facilitator, and Master Resiliency Trainer. MacKay is a published author and is currently working on his first screenplay.
MacKay and his wife, Jan, live in Cedar Park and have an organic ranch where they raise chicken, turkey, duck and fish. They are preparing to bring an aquaculture farming operation online in the near future.
They have four children, two of which are graduates of Vista Ridge High School.