Lee Harle is a 7th generation Texan born and raised in the rural community of Baird in West Texas. He was raised in a family of entrepreneurs and public servants. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a M.B.A in general business administration from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, Lee was an active member of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta and served as Vice President of the Rawls Graduate Association. He graduated with honors in December 2005.
Lee began his professional career at Frost Bank in Austin where he worked as a credit analyst and small business banker for 4 years. While living in Austin he was a member of the Young Men’s Business League, a social service organization dedicated to serving low-income youth in Austin through education and outdoor experiences. He also served as the treasurer and capital project manager for the HOA in the community where he lived.
In 2010 Lee moved to the DFW area where he spent 2 years running a disaster response team for a roofing company. While living in Fort Worth he spent his free time volunteering for the Trinity River Vision Authority and organizing recreation opportunities for residents at his apartment complex. Lee’s passion for rivers and recreation eventually brought him to Bastrop where he started the Bastrop River Company. He has been an active member of the community since the day he arrived.
With over forty (40) years of management experience, Lyle Nelson intends to bring an inclusive representative approach to the Bastrop City Council.
Nelson has worked in public transportation in various positions and areas across the State of Texas. Nelson is currently the Chief of Staff at CARTS and serves as the Chairman of the Capital Area Regional Transportation Coordination Committee and is the Texas State Delegate to the Community Transportation Association of America. In the past, he has served as the Chairman of the Livingston Polk County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Chairman of the Regional Transit Coordination Subcommittee (RTCS) to the Houston/ Galveston Technical Advisory Committee. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Nelson proudly served his country as a Tank Commander.
Nelson believes that being a Husband, Father and Grandfather provides a strong base to serve his neighbors, neighborhood, community and City. As with his service on the Hunters Crossing Homeowners Association as a Board Member and President, Nelson intends to bring his extensive management experience combined with his “Citizen First” attitude to the Bastrop City Council.