Election candidate Adele Nickels announces bid for Mayor

My father was a Sgt. Maj. who retired after 28 years of service.

I have a Master's Degree + in Education from CMU at Warrensbur. I taugh for 34 years in the Waynesville R-6 School District and have since retired from this full-time job.

I became a permanent resident of Waynesville in 1975. I met a local man, Darrel Nickels, and we married in 1976. We have two sons, Darrell Gene and Nicholas. Both are WHS grads. We have three grandchildren, Isabella, Mariah, and Jase.

I was the first woman Webelo leader for Boy Scout Pack 202. I coached children's sports teams from Kindergarten up. I was on the founding committee for the Miss Pulaski County Scholarship Pageant. I helped establish the Waynesville-St. Robert Youth Recreation Program. I helped establish Children's Church for the Waynesville United Methodist Church of which I have been a member since 1997. I served as the Waynesville Park Board Chairman for 10 years. I was elected to serve on the Waynesville City Council for several terms.

Campaign platform

If I am elected Mayor, I will work to make all areas of city government accountable to the citizens of the city. I will ensure that all city departments are working efficiently and fairly for and with city residents.

I will aggressively pursue new businesses, both commercial and residential, to the benefit of all city residents. With new growth comes jobs and revenue which result in enhanced services. I will work with our neighboring city in an attempt to share in area expansion.

As your Mayor, I will work hard for you and be accountable to you. Let me work for you. Please vote for and elect Adele Nickels for Mayor. Thank you for your vote and confidence.