Peggy Joyce Dimmick, LTHCA, LVN, ALM, PCM attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and earned a B.A.A.S. degree, emphasis in Long Term Healthcare Administration and co-managed a 120 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, in the Hill Country. She also earned a Certification in Personal Care Management and Assisted Living Management from SWTSU School of Health Professionals.
Prior to this, she attended Blinn Jr. College School of Vocational Nursing, in Brenham Texas and received academic acknowledgement for ranking top ten in the state from the Texas Board of Licensed Vocational Nurse Examiners. During her professional nursing years, Peggy also earned a certification for Cancer Detection from M.D. Anderson Hospital.
She moved from hospital to geriatric nursing, in 1975. The longer she worked with Older Americans the stronger her passion became for their wellbeing. She worked in Long Term Health Care facilities until hired as the Director of Social Services for the City of Katy, in 2002. The city hired her to build a senior citizen program which was already functioning with about fifty seniors. A new senior citizen center was built during her management and opened in 2012.
Using the administrative and organizational skills honed over the years, she built up a Senior Citizen Activity Center that was voted “Best in the Greater Houston Area” in 2018, 2019, and probably 2020 had COVID not invaded our country. At the time COVID19 struck, there were approximately 750 active seniors who were participating members. This program for senior citizens has continued to be an immense success, even today! In 2017 and 2018, Peggy received another accolade from Katy Magazine. She was listed in “Katy’s Top 100 Women – Influential, Inspirational Women Who are Leading the Way in Katy.”
Peggy Dimmick regularly attended and participated in meetings with the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, and was part of Decision-Making, Budget-Planning and Problem-Solving teams. She made a point to keep up to date by attending “Aging and the Elderly” seminars and conferences on both state and national levels to stay informed and gain insight into issues affecting Older Americans.
She participated in the planning and organizing for the construction of the new city hall building which opened in 2016. Peggy successfully served under seven different mayors during her years with the city and believes the wealth of governmental knowledge she gained will be beneficial at a state level in the Texas Silver Haired Legislature.
She has been involved with non-profit organizations for years, first as a volunteer, then serving as a member of the boards and finally as president of the board. She has experience working with several foundations in fund-raising: planning, organizing, and executing successful fund drives.
After retirement from the City of Katy, in January 2021, she moved to Bastrop to be near her family. She enjoys good health, is an avid reader, loves to travel and likes meeting new people. Singing with her church group is also an important facet of her life. She is glad to be part of the Texas Silver Haired Legislature and for the opportunities it gives her to continue serving Texas Senior Citizens.