We are excited to announce that UUSD Trustee Tyler Nelson has been elected by school board members from Mendocino, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Lake counties to the California School Boards Association (CSBA) Delegate Assembly. CSBA helps Ukiah Unified with a wide variety of essential services and advocates for children’s needs at the state level. Nelson will be the regional Delegate when CSBA adopts its two-year policy platform.
As a CSBA Delegate, Nelson will be tasked with providing policy direction and critical input on education issues during Delegate Assembly meetings over the next two years. Delegates facilitate two-way communication between local board members and CSBA officers and are vital in the Association’s governance structure. Working with local districts, county offices of education, the CSBA Board of Directors, and their Executive Committee, Delegates ensure that policy reflects the interests of local school districts and county offices of education throughout California. Members of the Delegate Assembly are elected or appointed by local school board members in 21 geographic regions.
“We are really pleased that Tyler was elected as a CSBA Delegate. Because he attended UUSD schools himself, he has the experience essential to represent our semi-rural community’s needs. His advocacy for our children and education will help the State understand the unique challenges our students and schools face,” commented UUSD Trustee President Anne Molgaard.
Tyler Nelson was first elected to the Ukiah Unified Board of Education in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a Ukiah High School graduate. In addition to farming grapes, pears, and Christmas trees with his father Greg Nelson and brother Chris Nelson, Tyler has been an active volunteer serving as a PTA and Site Council member at his children’s schools for many years. He previously served as a Director of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau and the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District. Born and raised in Hopland, CA, Tyler resides on their family farm with his wife and family.
The first meeting of the Delegate Assembly for Nelson will take place virtually on December 2, 2020. His two-year term as a CSBA Delegate will expire on March 31, 2022. Nelson commented, “I am honored to be elected by my peers around our region for this important post. This is an excellent opportunity for our voice to be heard at the state level.”