The Executive Board of Concerted Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that Mr. Carlos Nelson was elected Chairman of the Board at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Executive Board. Mr. Nelson succeeds Rev. James Joyce who has retired after serving as Chairman for the past fourteen years.
Mr. Nelson, a native of Waycross, GA, served six years in the United States Air Force after graduating from Waycross High School in 1983. After returning home, he worked for the Ware County Recreation Department as a Program Coordinator. While working for the County, he developed the Ware County Special Olympics program and started numerous sports leagues for community children as well as the Midnight Basketball League.
After he left the recreation department in 1997, Mr. Nelson ran for political office and was elected to the Ware County Commission in 1998. He is the Director of the Drug Action Council where he organized various drug prevention and education programs, financial literacy classes for adults and seniors; and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program which helps return over $150,000 to the community each year for the past eight years.
Currently Commissioner Nelson serves on the Board of Managers for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG); Executive Board for the Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO), Vice Chair of the Ware County Democratic Committee, Board member of Georgia 4 Prosperity, member of the local NAACP and he’s an active member of the South Georgia Basketball Officials Association and Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church.
“I am honored to serve as chairman of Concerted Services, Inc. Executive Board,” stated Mr. Nelson. “I consider it a privilege to be a part of an organization that is addressing the needs of our most vulnerable citizens and developing partnerships in each community that will move our clients towards self-sufficiency.”
“Mr. Nelson has been a visionary leader on our executive board for the past few years,” stated Ms. Ophelia K. Gaines, CSI executive director. “The board members and I look forward to working with our new chairman as we continue to strengthen our efforts in developing community partnerships throughout our service delivery area and improving the quality of life for our clients and transforming communities.”