Supervisor, Waukesha County, Wis.
Hon. Larry Nelson was a public middle school English teacher for 30 years until he was elected Mayor of Waukesha, Wisconsin. His Common Council was the first to submit a Great Lakes Water Application which was approved by all Great Lakes Governors in 2016. In 2009, Larry was elected as President of the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities. He was elected as a Waukesha County Supervisor in 2012 and re-elected to a third term in 2016. Larry currently serves as one of the vice-chairs of the NACo Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee. He also serves on the Wisconsin Counties Association Health and Human Services Steering Committee. In 2016 Larry was appointed to serve on his Board’s Executive Committee and as Chair of the Human Resources Committee. He also chairs the Community Development Block Grant Board and is co-chair of the Drug Free Communities Coalition.