The first and only female mayor to serve the City of Kerrville was Mrs. Zelma Boyd Hardy. She was mayor from 1973 to 1976. She also holds the honor of being the first woman on Kerrville’s City Council. She served on council from 1970-1976, including that mayor role from 73-76.
From the Kerrville Daily Times:
Hardy moved with her husband George and two children to Kerrville in 1946, where George Hardy was a chaplain at the Kerrville VA Hospital, now South Texas Veterans Health Care System-Kerrville Division. While she taught English at Tivy, Hardy earned a master’s in English from The University of Texas at Austin. She later taught honors English at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, and then taught at Schreiner.
While Hardy was mayor, the city made numerous improvements to streets, upgraded the drainage system, and voted to build the city’s swimming pools and Singing Winds Park, Hardy told The Times in 1991.
Hardy died on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at the age of 95.
Kerrville has had many female members of the council, but never another woman mayor.