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Council Member Steve Nelsen

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Council Member Steve Nelsen represents the City of Visalia and District 5.

He is a long-time Visalia resident with a long history of community involvement and leadership.

With extensive work in community engagement, non-profit organizations and local government, Council Member Nelsen is driven by the desire to inspire and affect change for the greater good. A San Diego native, Council Member Nelsen holds a Bachelor of Arts, Communications, from California State University Fullerton.

Council Member Nelsen is the Chairman for the Tulare County Council of Cities. He is the past Chairman and current Vice-Chair of the Mid-Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency and was a founding member of the Visalia Advisory Flood Map Committee. He has worked directly on projects such as the Imagine U lease agreement, the Visalia Animal Care Center, the Water Reclamation Facility, Visalia's Fire Station 53 and the Visalia Emergency Communications Center.

In addition to his role in the City Council, Council Member Nelsen is the CEO for Downtown Visalians and leads his team as they proactively mold the future of downtown with property and business owners, and coordinate programs ranging from economic development to public area enhancements.

In January 2015, Council Member Nelsen established the C.A.R.E. Foundation and served as the CEO and President of the Foundation, which helps Dementia and Alzheimer's patients and their loved ones understand the journey they are about to embark on. Ever committed to his community, Council Member Nelsen also serves as the President of the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Foundation Board.

Council Member Nelsen served as the Golden West High School Soccer Coach from 1990 to 1999 and is a member of Neighborhood Church. He is the proud father of three children and is the grandfather to 17 grandchildren.

Contact Council Member Nelsen

To contact Council Member Nelsen, email him or call City of Visalia Administration at (559) 713-4512.

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