Chris Nye, who serves on the University Place Economic Development Commission and is the Founder of the MLS4owners.com real estate advertising company, announced his candidacy for the open position #6 on the University Place City Council.
Said Nye, “As a small business owner and former Special Forces Officer, I can appreciate that University Place faces challenges and opportunities such as the completion of our Town Center and preparations for the 2015 US Open. Responding to these challenges and opportunities will take some creative and critical thinking. A group of strong leaders with conviction, energy and ideas can make it happen. I have a track record of developing unique systems that solve customers’ problems while saving them money.”
“The most important lessons I learned as a commander in Special Forces were to do more with less, and to absolutely know the purpose of the mission. Knowing the “why” of the mission, I often can find a better solution to accomplish the goal. That is the problem solving approach I bring to the City.”
“My wife Teresa and I chose to live and grow our business here because we believe in UP! I embrace the opportunities of the campaign, meeting new friends and neighbors. I truly believe there are no strangers in University Place, just friends I haven’t met yet.”
The campaign kickoff event is at Fircrest Golf Club between 5:30-6:30 pm on Wednesday June 22.
Nye graduated cum laude from Niagara University in 1985 with Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Political Science. In 1983 he worked for the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in Washington D.C. In 1985 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Nye is a graduate of the Army Ranger School and Special Force Qualification Course. From 1990-1992 he commanded a Special Forces Counter Terrorist Team at Fort Lewis Washington.
During his real estate career that began in 1992, Nye has served on government and business committees and councils at the local, state and federal level. Nye previously served on the Seattle King County REALTORS® Board of Directors and is currently serving as a Washington REALTORS® Director. He is experienced in all aspects of golf course management and presently serves on the Board of Fircrest Golf Club.
Chris has lived in University Place since 1996 with his wife Teresa and two boys. They enjoy camping, golf and time with family and friends.