Shawn Nelson assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer and joined the Truax Family of Companies in Fall of 2015. He has brought with him over 21 years of experience working with the City of Temecula. During that time, he spent 13 years serving as the City Manager where he achieved a number of significant milestones such as renegotiating the city’s Redevelopment Agency’s “Pass-Through” agreement with the county, which will save taxpayers $63 million by 2020. His tenure of success was developed from years of hands-on-experience, working on multi-million dollar budgets, managing teams of people and major public projects. As City Manager, he led many successful projects, many of them were right here in Old Town Temecula. He was instrumental in creating the board walks, adding the community theater, the Temecula Valley museum, town square as well as the Civic Center Project. These city works reshaped an environment that is now attractive for investors.
Since Shawn Nelson joined the Truax Family of Companies, he has pushed the companies forward into an environment of clear communication and consistency. When Shawn came aboard, he worked with various teams to create budgets for the six companies that comprise Truax. These budgets identified strategic goals for the upcoming year. Shawn excels at communicating these goals and inspiring team collaboration working toward the vision.
Shawn has also been valuable acting as an intermediary on behalf of the development projects and the City of Temecula. His leadership has played a large role helping both sides work toward their common goal of completing substantial projects on time and on budget.
Finally, he laid the framework over several months to establish a joint-venture. This ensured AJs Amethyst House will continue to restore the lives of women from drug and alcohol addictions. Without the experience and leadership of Shawn Nelson this joint-venture could not have been executed in such a timely manner.
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