Lacey Nelson was born and raised in Sacramento. A Hiram Johnson High School 2002 graduate, she continued her education at Sacramento City College earning two associate degrees (Social Science and Liberal Studies) before graduating in 2009 from California State University Sacramento with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice. While working for the Sacramento County Probation Department, Lacey put herself through the police academy to fulfill one of her life-long goals of becoming a law enforcement officer.
Since being hired in 2012 with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, she has worked in correctional facilities, with the Media and Community Relations Division, and is currently serving the county in a patrol capacity. She was awarded for her dedication to and excellence in law enforcement as Sacramento County’s 2018-2019 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Lacey is currently enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University working toward her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. She looks forward to someday serving in politics on a state and/or national level.
In 2018, Lacey’s desire for a smaller, family oriented community with involved citizens brought her to Plumas Lake. She saw Olivehurst and Plumas Lake as communities with enormous potential for growth and development. In November 2020, Lacey’s passion for being influential in the growth of her community led her to run for and be elected to a seat on OPUD Board of Directors. She is excited and focused on improving the structure and growth of the community while maintaining public trust and support.