Nona Snoddy is a native of Longview, TX, born and raised in District 2. She is a 1978 graduate of Longview High School. Nona received her B.S. in Physical Education and Sociology from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M in Commerce, TX. After graduating she returned to Longview to begin her career. She has provided services in the areas of Recreation, Mental Health, and Education. Nona and her husband Melson are the proud parents of two daughters, Roshundalyn and Rikki. Nona and her family are active members of Parkview Baptist Church. Currently a teacher for Longview ISD. She is passionate about educating and improving the quality of life for others. Nona is eager to revive her district with C.P.R. (Compassion, Pride, and Respect).
Council Liaison Responsibilities*
Cultural Activities Advisory Committee
Partners in Prevention Steering Committee
Council Appointments Committee
*Liaison responsibilities are reassigned by the mayor annually in June.
Name: Nona Snoddy Occupation: Longview ISD Teacher Family: Husband (35 years), two daughters What is your favorite book or film? "Becoming" by Michelle Obama Who is someone you admire, and why? My mother. She enjoyed serving others and giving. What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Relaxing, spending time with family and friends. What are some causes you care about? Cancer awareness, education, young people. Why did you initially run for office/What do you hope to accomplish on the City Council? I ran for office because I was asked initially, but most importantly led by God. I hope and pray to accomplish a bond across and throughout the city that reflects unity and love. What are your hopes and visions for Longview's future?
Longview's future will be bright(er) when we all come together to consistently do the right thing.
Council-Mayor form of Government
The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and six Council Members, one elected from each district. Council members do not have day-to-day administrative duties, but rather focus on big picture issues as the elected policymakers for the city. Council members also take feedback from the community, approve the budget and tax rate, adopt ordinances and resolutions, and establish goals and provide direction. The City Council is also responsible to supervise, monitor, and evaluate the performance of the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, and Municipal Judge. Council members are elected to three-year terms with a limit of three full terms.