Nanette Cook, Council Member
Phone: (337) 291-8807
Nanette Simon Cook is a respected community leader in Lafayette Parish and brings to the Council 33 years of experience as an educator. She has taught at all levels, from elementary school to post-secondary, in public and private schools. Currently, she teaches Physical Education at Cathedral-Carmel School where she served on the School Board for three years and volunteered on various committees during the past 20 years.
Her father, Al Simon, served on the Lafayette City Council in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is through his inspiration and love for Lafayette that she chose to enter the realm of public service.
In addition to teaching, Nanette works as a fitness, nutrition and wellness instructor at the Lourdes Fitness Center. She was previously employed at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital as a Prevention and Wellness Activity Coordinator, and After School Children's Program Director in 2004-2005. Prior to that, she worked as a Fitness Specialist/Health Educator from 1996-2004.
She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from LSU in 1980. She went on to earn a Master of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education from USL in 1988.
Hard work and dedication have pegged Nanette as a proven leader who is anxious to represent the constituents of District 7. Some of her goals include maintaining prosperity in Lafayette Parish and ensuring the safety of its citizens throughout their neighborhoods and communities. She wants Lafayette to be a place where young people can stay, raise families and grow businesses while knowing that it is possible to return home and thrive.
Nanette is a 1976 graduate of Our Lady of Fatima High School. She has been married to her husband, David, for the past 32 years and they are parishioners of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Together they have five adult children, Clare, Emily, John, Christopher and Eleanor.