Double Oak resident Anita Nelson has announced her candidacy for one of three seats on the Double Oak Town Council for the May 10th election.
Nelson served as an elected board member of the Lewisville Independent School District for three terms from 1997 to 2006. She works as a volunteer on behalf of senior adults on a local, county and state basis.
“Double Oak is a great place to live. We raised our three children here. It’s our home. I want to be part of the team that keeps Double Oak great”, said Nelson. “I believe serving on the Town Council is the best way for me to do that.”
Nelson serves as Governor Rick Perry’s appointed Ombudsman as an advocate for residents in Flower Mound assisted care and nursing home facilities. She is also a member of the Double Oak Board of Adjustments; a member of the Nursing Facility Administrator Advisory Committee; Matter of Balance Coach for the Area Agency on Aging of North Central Texas; Benefits Counselor for HICAP Texas Medicare; Trainer for Coming of Age; and a member of the NCTCOG-AAA Regional Aging Advisory Committee.
Nelson has also served on the Double Oak Planning and Zoning Committee; Double Oak Citizens Committee; Lewisville Education Foundation Board of Directors; Greater Lewisville YMCA Board of Directors; President of the LISD Council of PTA’s; LISD Steering Committee for Successful 1995 Bond Election; Senator Jane Nelson’s Texas State Advisory Committee; Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce Economic Development and Governmental Relations Committee and the chamber’s Education Committee.
She has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Nelson has been a first grade teacher and a specialist in learning disabilities and remedial reading. She was on staff with the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce for four years. Nelson was the owner of Family Staffing Solutions that provided trained caregivers to elderly and shut-in clients in the Flower Mound and Lewisville area.
She and her husband, Dave Nelson, a Captain with American Airlines, raised their three children in Double Oak.
The candidate filing period ends Feb. 28 for the May 10 Municipal Election.