Mammoth mourns loss of Bill Taylor
For a man who never called attention to himself, Bill Taylor might’ve been embarrassed by the outpouring of heartfelt tributes made in reaction to his death this week from leukemia at the age of 6.
Let him be embarrassed.
Taylor, who served as a longtime member of Mammoth’s Planning Department, including several stints as Community Development Director, was the consummate gentleman, civic leader and public servant.
As his friend Tony Taylor (no relation) observed, “He had so much knowledge, institutional memory and experience that was always seasoned with good judgment. He wasn’t overbearing, and you never felt like your arm was getting twisted. He just gave you the facts … And on those rare occasions where he did express an opinion, I paid extra special attention.”
Mammoth Councilman Kirk Stapp served with Taylor on the Mammoth Lakes Housing Board. He also worked with him for many years during Stapp’s previous tenure on Council.