The Wayne County School System is proud to announce the induction of school board chairman Nick Ellis into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame. Mr. Ellis has been a part of the Boys and Girls Clubs movement for sixteen years and has served in various roles within the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Altamaha Area organization. He began as a volunteer in 2006, working as a staff member and Unit Director for the teen center, and is currently serving as a board member and chief volunteer officer. In each area that Mr. Ellis has served, his passion has been to support young people. Mr. Ellis has positively influenced children’s lives for many years and our local club has benefitted greatly from his work. Mr. Ellis believes in our mission to serve those who need it most - where there is a need, he is willing to serve.
Mr. Ellis is rooted in the Wayne County community, serving in leadership roles and as a volunteer for various organizations and boards in addition to his professional responsibilities. He is the immediate past chairman of the Boys and Girls Club of the Altamaha Area where he remains an active board member and safety chair. Through this, he is working to grow and lead the organization through these most difficult times.
Professionally, Mr. Ellis began his career in law enforcement in 2008 with the Department of Juvenile Justice and transferred to the Jesup Police Department in 2010. Since 2010, Mr. Ellis has advanced through the ranks as a patrol officer, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. He currently serves as the Patrol/Administrative Division Commander. In 2020, Mr. Ellis was appointed by Governor Brian P. Kemp to serve on the Georgia Board of Public Safety where there are only 16 members, including the acting governor.
One of Mr. Ellis’ greatest passions is mentorship, especially with young men in the Wayne County community. In 2009, Mr. Ellis founded “The Brotherhood,” an accountability group created to mentor and support student-athletes, extra-curricular club members, and those in need of encouragement outside of religion and academics. Nick Ellis has been married to his wife, Krystal Ellis, for eleven years and they are currently raising three children, Amarrion, Dominique, and Kadence.