Meet the Mayor

Maile Wilson was born and raised in Cedar City, Utah. In November of 2013, she was elected as the first female and youngest Mayor in the history of Cedar City. Her grandfather Loren Whetten also previously held the Mayoral position. Currently Mayor Wilson, in addition to her many duties as mayor, is working for the law firm of Jones Waldo in their southern Utah offices in Cedar City and St. George.
She graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, followed by a Master’s in Public Administration. Upon graduating from SUU, she received her Juris Doctorate degree from Charlotte School of Law, in Charlotte, North Carolina where she earned honors in pro bono work and nonprofit legal management.

Ms. Wilson’s life focus has always been on public service and policy. Her national public-service record includes a White House internship with First Lady Laura Bush, working for the Mitt Romney for President Transition Team in Washington D.C., and serving at the United States Department of the Interior. On a local level, Ms. Wilson worked for the city manager of Washington City, Utah, where she focused on budget, zoning and policy issues. She also worked in the Charlotte City Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, North Carolina and was a legal counsel intern at Southern Utah University while pursuing her master’s degree.

Ms. Wilson has long been involved in community service. At a very early age, she participated in everything from community parades, the Utah Summer Games, Utah Shakespeare Festival, pageants, and other city volunteer efforts, to assisting her church with various ecclesiastical callings. She maintains a high level of commitment to support woman and women’s issues whenever she can. Having just completed her first year as Cedar City Mayor, she has worked tirelessly to build bridges between all sectors of the community’s population. Whether it is attending a birthday celebration for our city’s oldest residents at Kolob Regional Rehabilitation Center, speaking at numerous school events, meeting with the Utah State Legislature, promoting economic development or entertaining families at a Dancing with the Stars event to raise funds for the local Children’s Justice Center, Maile seems to be supporting everything. She represents what is the best of Cedar City by reaching out to others. Should you wish to contact Mayor Wilson, she can be reached at

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