Waukesha County

201 N. Prairie Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186-4520
Home: 262-542-4767    
Cell: 262-424-5926

Supervisor Larry Nelson

Elected to the County Board in 2012 and re-elected in '14, '16 and '18

District 18:
City of Waukesha, Wards 13, 15, 16, 23, 24, 28, 29

Committee Assignment:
Chair Human Resources Committee
Executive Committee

Other Committees:
Chair Community Development Block Grant Board
Chair Health and Human Services Board
Bridges Federated Library Board of Trustees 
Vice-chair National Association of Counties Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee
Wisconsin Counties Association Health and Human Services Steering Committee

Larry Nelson was a middle school Language Arts teacher for 30 years at Butler Middle School until he was elected Waukesha Mayor in 2006. As Mayor, he helped to get the Great Lakes Compact passed by the Wisconsin Legislature in 2008. The Waukesha Common Council was the first community in the U.S. to submit a Great Lakes Water Application in 2010 and the first to be approved by all eight Great Lakes Governors in 2016.

Larry was also a Waukesha Alderman for 6 years and in 2009, was elected by his peers as President of the Wisconsin Alliance of Cities. 

The Drug Free Communities Coalition is part of a federal effort to prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse of drugs and alcohol. Learn more here:

Larry with his fellow Plowshare Fair Trade Marketplace Board of Directors at their 27th Anniversary Gala.

As a former Language Arts teacher, Larry knows the value of a good book.  Check out the County library website and all of the incredible resources available to you!