Debora Nelson

Debora Nelson

Debora Nelson, Position 3

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Term Information

  • Term expires January 1, 2022
  • Appointed to fill an unexpired term in 2011.
  • Elected January 1, 2018.

Occupation

I am a semi-retired professional photographer. For 15 years owned Photographic Journeys Studio located in Historic Downtown Arlington.

Family

I was raised along the Pilchuck River in Lake Stevens, WA. My husband Bob and I have been married 40 years, we have 2 grown children, a lovely daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and several well-loved rescue cats. We built our home and the studio here in Arlington in 2005 and we have enjoyed living in the Historic Downtown neighborhood of Arlington.

Hobbies

I love to read, garden and take my daily walk. I love to travel the world and explore, photographing along the way.

Affiliations/Associations

Volunteer for MOPS, Advocate for the Community Cat Coalition, Purrfect Pals and NOAH, served in 2011 as Downtown Arlington Business Association President.

Throughout my years on council I have had the opportunity to serve as:

  • Council Liaison for Transportation and Community & Economic Development
  • Snohomish County Citizens for Improved Transportation (SCCIT) Board Member
  • 2016 Transportation 4 America Leadership Academy Member
  • Council representative on the AFD Sustainability Task Force
  • Prior Snohomish County Cities Representative on the Transportation Policy Board at Puget Sound Regional Council

Other

I am known as a photographer who captures personal stories. I look for those extraordinary moments throughout the journey of life. Likewise I look for the extraordinary moments to network and team work with people in our town. I love living in Arlington! It is a wonderful town as both a business owner and a citizen. I believe we are at a moment in time when we can choose to grow responsibly in a manner that will ensure the continued economic growth and historic charm of Arlington. We are able to make decisions that will guarantee a strong, sustainable community that is complimentary to our Northwest values of family and environment. I believe in working to enhance the safety of our citizens, I have focused on implementing the Complete Streets ordinance that promotes safety and health for all our citizens throughout Arlington. I am honored to serve my community, working for the future of Arlington.