Mayor Debbie Ann Nash-King is a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. After completing high school, she attended the University of Arkansas- Pine Bluff, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. After being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, she attended the Medical Services Corp Officer’s course and completed her military tour as the Fort Hood Dental Clinic’s company commander. Upon leaving the Army, she immediately entered graduate school and earned a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Tarleton State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She is also an ordained minister.
Following her service to her country, Ms. Nash-King attended Leadership Killeen and became heavily involved in another kind of service-- volunteering wholeheartedly on behalf of a variety of important causes. She has served as vice president of Killeen’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), secretary of Killeen Volunteers, Inc., and board member of the Killeen Independent School District’s Education Foundation.
Ms. Nash-King currently serves as a member of Harker Heights Rotary Club, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Killeen Sister Cities, Osan Korean Committee (Public Relation Chair), Killeen Branch NAACP, League of United Latin American Citizens 4535 (Board Member), Hispanic-American Chamber of Commerce Central Texas, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, Military Officers Association of America, Veterans Helping Veterans, Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association Genevieve Chapter 94, Central Texas Fort Hood Chapter AUSA Board of Governors, and Area Veterans Advisory Committee (Co-Chair). She is a recipient of the 2019 Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Award.
Ms. Nash-King has worked as a site director for Communities in Schools, Family Readiness Assistant for 1st BDE, 1st Calvary Division and a Veteran Representative for Texas Veterans Commission.
She lives in Killeen, Texas. She currently works on Fort Hood, Texas as a Career Counselor and she is serving on the City of Killeen Council as Mayor. She was married to the late Command Sgt. Maj. (retired) Elijah King, Jr., and she has one daughter, Elizabeth, who is a senior at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.