Nederland EDC

1519 Boston Avenue
Nederland, TX 77627

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NEDC Executive Director

Executive Director

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Kay enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She stays very busy volunteering and going to school to further her education. Kay is a life- long resident of Nederland. Kay is married to husband Bruce DeCuir who has been employed thirty-six years with Nederland Independent School District. Kay has two children. Kasey Tanner-Vernon, daughter, age 36 who works for Texas Children’s Hospital/Clinic in Sugarland, Texas. Dr. Kirby Tanner, a Chiropractor, age 30, works for HealthSource Chiropractic in Nederland, Texas.  Kay is the owner/broker of K DeCuir Properties, LLC in Nederland. Kay brings a vast knowledge of real estate experience to the Nederland EDC. Kay has worked more than 34 years in the field of education. She is the former Executive Director of Shorkey Center in Beaumont, Texas. Prior to leading the Shorkey Center, Kay worked at the University of Texas in Austin as an Administrator for Public School Initiatives.


  • Graduate of University of Oklahoma, The Resilience Development Institute (2015)
  • Graduate of Community Development Institute Year 1 (2015)
  • Graduate of University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute (2014)
  • Graduate of Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, (2009) Masters in Education
  • Graduate of Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, (1985) with B.S. Elementary Education and Generic Special Education K-12
  • Tomball College, (2009), Texas Real Estate Broker License
  • Tomball College, (2006), Texas Real Estate License
  • Graduate of Nederland High School, Nederland, Texas (1981)

Memberships and Organizations:

  • Leadership Southeast Texas 2019
  • Nederland ISD School Board Member, 2011- present
  • Texas Association of School Boards, 2011- present
  • National Association of School Boards, 2017- present
  • Southeast  Texas Economic Development Foundation Board Member 2018
  • Regional Economic Development Initiative Chair 2017-present
  • Nederland Education Foundation Board Member 2014-present
  • Nederland Rotary Club Board Member 2013-present
  • United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County Board Member, 2013-present
  • Texas Real Estate Broker, 2009- present
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce, Business, 2013-present
  • Nederland Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
  • Advisory Board Member of SMORE, Single Moms Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered- 2011-present
  • Management Development Advisory Committee Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, 2013 present
  • Advisory Board Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, Business Development, 2013-present
  • Advisory Board Member, Lamar Institute of Technology, Child Development, 2011-2013
  • Member of Texas Economic Development Council, 2013-present
  • Member of International Economic Development Council, 2013-present
  • Member of Texas Real Estate Commission, 2007- present
  • Member of National REALTORS Association, 2007-present
  • Member of Mid-County Board of REALTORS, 2007-present
  • Member of Beaumont Board of REALTORS, 2007- present
  • Houston Area REALTORS, 2019
  • Galveston County Area REALTORS, 2018
  • Women’s Council of Realtors, 2011-present
  • First Baptist Church, 1983-present (serves on numerous Boards)
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