Years affiliated with NACo: 15 years
Years in public service:15 years
Occupation: county supervisor
Education: Kirkwood Community College; University of Iowa
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: successfully sited a new modern landfill
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton and Vaclav Havel
A dream I have is to: visit as many World Heritage sites as I can before I die (58 so far).
You’d be surprised to learn that I: have a son who lives in the Czech Republic and a daughter who lives in New Zealand.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: hiked 35 miles in a rainforest in New Zealand.
My favorite way to relax is: dinner with friends and a good bottle of red wine
I’m most proud of: my husband Bill and a marriage of 30 years, plus our two children Will and Barbara.
Every morning I read: The Cedar Rapids Gazette.
My favorite meal is: homemade chicken and biscuits.
My pet peeve is: litter.
My motto is: “You can do anything you set your mind to.”
The last book I read was: “Prague Winter” by Madeleine Albright.
My favorite movie is: Dr. Zhivago.
My favorite music is: anything by Jimmy Buffett.
My favorite president is: Woodrow Wilson.