Keith May

Ward Two

Photo: Keith May
  Term Ending, December 31, 2014

Educational Information

  HS Diploma, The Dalles High School
  Drafting Diploma, Merritt Davis College
  Supervisor Certificate, Clackamas Community College
  B.S. Elementary Education, University of Oregon

Current Occupation

  Retired, 27 years as 1st Grade Teacher, Sherwood Hts. Elementary School, Pendleton School District, 1984-2011
  Continuing Education Contract Instructor, The Heritage Institute, 1992-present
  Owner of Drigh Sighed Publications – Textbook distribution, 1995-present
  Author, 11 books, many articles, historical markers, pamphlets, walking tours

Employment History

  Draftperson Pacific Power and Light Co., 1977-1979; R&R Drafting, 1975-1979

Community Service

  Pendleton Development Commission Member and Chair 2011-present
  Member and former chair of Pendleton Façade Restoration Grant Committee, 2005-present
  Board Member and President of Umatilla County Historical Society 2011-2014
  Member and Chair of Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Committee, appointed by Gov. Kitzhaber and reappointed by Gov. Kulongoski 2002-2010
  Vice President Pendleton association of Teachers, 2008-09
  Co-Chair Pendleton Round-Up Centennial Education Committee 2007-2010
  Precinct Committee Person 2006-2012
  Coordinator for Leadership Pendleton Culture and History Day, 2009-present (presenter for History & Culture Day, 1999 to present)


  2010 Service Appreciation Award, Pendleton Round-Up
  2010 Ackerman Meritorious Achievement Award, Oregon-California Trails Association
  2009 VFW Citizenship Education Award
  1997 Phi Delta Kappa Elementary Educator of the Year for Eastern Oregon


1995 Outstanding College Educator of the Year Award, Oregon- California Trails Association
  1991 Kyotaru Fellowship to Japan


  Old house restoration, gardening, writing, travels


  Wife Christina Rae May, RN, BSN, MTE
  Sons Arthur May & Charles May