Maxine Nelson, a 22-year member of the Watson Chapel School Board, was elected president-elect of the Arkansas School Boards Association.

Maxine Nelson, a 22-year member of the Watson Chapel School Board, was elected president-elect of the Arkansas School Boards Association.

She was elected by the organizationís delegate assembly at its annual meeting last week. The meeting was held in conjunction with ASBAís annual conference in Little Rock.

Nelson served two terms on the ASBA Board as the Region 11 Director, representing school boards in Cleveland, Dallas, Grant, Jefferson and Lincoln counties. She most recently served as vice president of the ASBA Board of Directors.

She earned the Pinnacle Board Member Award from ASBA in 2000, which designates she has completed at least 200 hours of board development training.

Nelson retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center with 34 years of service, where she was a registered nurse in the coronary care unit. She is a member of the Pine Bluff 20/20 Coordinating Committee and a member of the College Heights Church of Christ. She also works with Arkansas Community Organizations, an advocacy group that assists low-income families.

Nelson is the mother of five children and 17 grandchildren.