Vision for Niceville: Mayor Wise would like to see Niceville work to develop the old downtown area and the concept of the town center.
First appointed to the position of Mayor in 1971, he was then elected, due to a charter change, in 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, and 2003. Mayor Wise has lived his entire life in Niceville. Voted in as President of the Florida League of Cities in 1979, he has served in various other positions for the League over the years; Chairman of the Board for the Florida Municipal Health Trust Fund and for the Board of Directors for the Florida League of Cities Loan Program; in 1997 he was presented the 20th Annual E. Harris Drew Award for his contribution to all cities of Florida. He is past President of Panhandle League of Cities and the Okaloosa County League of Cities, as well as serving on the Boards. Mayor Wise has served as a member of various groups including Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Niceville-Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Committee, the Host Committee for the Chamber of Commerce, the Ambassadors Committee, the Okaloosa County Economic Development Council, and was one of the original captains of the Niceville Volunteer Fire Department. The Okaloosa County School Board honored Mayor Wise and his service to the community on March 4, 1997 by naming the new library at the C. W. Ruckel Middle School after him.
Family: My wife, Helen Jo, and I have four children, six grandsons, and two granddaughters.
Dan was elected to the city council via special election in 2008 to fill the remaining term of the late Terry Tislow. He was re-elected in 2009.
Vision for Niceville: To keep Niceville as a desirable place to live and raise a family. To encourage the citizens of this great city to use their talents and skills and become more involved in helping implement quality of life improvements as we grow. I look forward to serving you and this community.
Background: MS International Relations, Troy State University; BS History, Arizona State University. He retired from the United States Air Force after a 29 Ĺ year career, where he served as a navigator Ė electronic warfare officer on a variety of C-130 aircraft including the AC-130H and U models. His staff experience included a tour as the Chief of the Requirements Division for Plans, Programs, and Requirements Division for Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command. He completed seven tours into the combat zone in support of the Global War on Terrorism with over 570 hours of combat flying time. He currently serves as a program manager for a foreign military sales program testing an advanced integrated defensive electronic warfare suite for US coalition partners.
Family: He and Melissa have been married for 37 years and have lived in this area since 1995. Their four sons all graduated from Niceville High School.
Raised in Boggy Bayou and a 1989 graduate of Niceville High School. Heath was a local baseball and football standout while growing up in community. He was instrumental in Niceville High School's first football State Championship as a starting Defensive Back. Heath enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 1990 and performed duties as a Search and Rescue Crewman onboard the SH60B Seahawk helicopter. He departed active duty in 1999 to complete his bachelorís degree in Workforce, Education and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (2002) and then awarded a Masterís in Business Administration from Webster University (2003). While enrolled in his masterís program he was commissioned in the United States Naval Reserves as an Intelligence Officer where he continues to serve today.
Heath and wife Caryn have been married for five years.
First elected to City Council in August 2011. He is up for re-election in 2015.
Vision for Niceville: For Niceville to remain a desirable community to live and raise a family by maintaining its local charm and community atmosphere and ensuring a safe community with the services that its citizens want and deserve while facing the challenges of economic and residential growth.
Background: BA in Economics, 1973, with additional courses towards an MBA program. I entered the USAF in 1973 and pursued a career in aviation, first as a navigator and then as an electronic warfare officer on a variety of aircrafts. I have served both on active duty and in the Air National Guard. I retired from the USAF in 2004 and have since worked at Hurlburt Field as a requirements program manager for an EC-130 aircraft.
Family: My wife, Claudene, and I were married in 1974. I was assigned to Hurlburt Field in late 1998 and we moved to Niceville in 1999. We have lived here ever since. We have no children.
First appointed to office in 1994 and elected to office in 1995. She served in this position until 2011. Then reelected to this position in 2012. Mrs. Boudreaux has lived in this area for the past 32 years serving Niceville as president of her church group, director at the Niceville Chamber of Commerce, director of the Mullet Festival Pageants, and president of the Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club. She also served on the committee for the Okaloosa County Status of Women, mentor for Edge Elementary, coordinator for the Aktion Club for challenged adults and co-chair for the Legislative Committee for Telecommunications with the Florida League of Cities.
"I have served our city and its people for close to 20 years and have seen our city prosper and grow into one of the best communities in the state of Florida. Our Childrens Park, Library, and Turkey Creek Walk are among the best in the nation. Our fire, police, and streets department are exemplar with the personal commitment to serve each and every citizen. I am truly proud and blessed to live and serve in Niceville."
Background: Systems Analyst, Computer Programmer, Nursery School owner and director, Videographer and owner of Emerald Coast Video Productions.
Citizen of the Year Award from Chamber of Commerce
Hixon Award from International Kiwanis Foundation
Kiwanian of the Year from Niceville-Valparaiso Kiwanis Club
Vision for Niceville: A safe and beautiful place to raise a family, enjoy the beauty of our area, and live in peace with all of Niceville's wonderful people.
Family: Husband, Ellis, three children, Joey, Jennifer and Angelique. Three grandchildren, Ryland, Josh and Brittany.
Sal was elected to the city council via special election in 2013 to fill the remaining term of Dr Bill Smith.
Vision for Niceville: Take full advantage of this unique opportunity to further develop Niceville in an intelligent fashion, introducing modern concepts while retaining our traditional historic charm. Solidify our community's designation as the best place to raise a family in the great State of Florida.
Background: Sal is the Executive Vice President of Matrix Design Group and the Global Director of Federal Practices. He is responsible for the development and execution of strategic plans and leads the vertical integration of broad reaching Federal and Military practices. Prior to joining Matrix, Sal served for nearly 24 years in the United States Air Force, closing his career as the Installation Commander for Eglin AFB. He is a registered professional engineer and has led diverse teams in operations; delivering community services and public works; and, developing facility and infrastructure plans and programs. He has broad organizational leadership experience and has led over 6,000 personnel in complex domestic and international environments executing programs in excess of $70B.
Education: Sal earned his bachelors of science in civil engineering from the University of Delaware in 1988. He went on to earn five masters degrees, with extensive studies in Public Administration, Engineering, Organizational Management, and National Security Strategy.
Civic Involvement and Awards: Sal is involved in many non-profit activities and has leadership positions in numerous organizations. He is a Society of American Military Engineers Fellow and Regional Vice President and sits on the National Board of Directors. He is a board member for the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton County and for the Boy Scouts of America (Gulf Coast Council).
Sal has been awarded numerous major military decorations, to include two Legion of Merit Awards and two Bronze Star Medals. He is a "Distinguished Graduate" and "Outstanding Contributor" at all levels of professional military education and received the University of Delaware's "Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement" in 2008.
Family: Married to Carla since 1992. They have two sons, Adam and Jason, who both attend Niceville High School.