Nancy Jones Running For Lakewood Village Board
Nancy Jones of Locust Street, Lakewood is running for the Lakewood Village Board.
Jones said she feels that this is the right time to become involved in Lakewood government and she is ready and excited to represent the village.
She was born and raised in Jamestown, graduating from Jamestown High School in 1961 and was chosen Jamestown’s Community Ambassador by the Young Adult Civic Council. She next attended JCC and then the State University at Fredonia,where she also did post-graduate work. Jones has been married to husband Dr. James Jones, who was raised in Lakewood. They have been married for 58 years.
Jones has a extensive career in teaching, starting at Washington and Lincoln junior high schools in the Jamestown Public Schools systems, and also and also having taught in Texas and Missouri.
“Wherever Jim’s career path took us, I taught,” she said.
Jones substitute teaches in the Bemus Point school district. In addition to teaching, Jones has worn many hats. Joness and her husband owned and operated a day care center in Texas, she served as office manager for 20 years in her husband’s medical practic and one summer a few years back, Nancy worked as a cook at the Lakewood Dairy Queen “because I had never done that.”
The Joneses relocated permanently back to Lakewood in 2006 and have maintained ties with Lakewood families and residents all their lives. Jones said she became involved in local politics when she realized their residential property taxes were raised 11.75% from 2016 through 2018. The village was involved with a lawsuit over the cell tower that contributed to the tax increase. Jones has been attending Board of Trustees meetings for many years.