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Profiles in Service - Jan. 21, 2019

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Edward Zackery


Board Member
Director, Medina County Veterans Service Office
Medina County, Ohio

Number of years involved in NACo: Six

Years in public service: 31    

Occupation: U.S. Army First Sergeant (Retired); Director/ County Veterans Service Officer

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Resource Management  

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Leave my family on three different deployments in the U.S. Army.  

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: My parents, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Abraham Lincoln.  

A dream I have is to: Grow old. 

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Go on a 10-day backpacking trip with my son. 

My favorite ways to relax are to: Do outdoor activities like hiking or boating.        

You’d be surprised to learn that I: Like kittens.

I’m most proud of: My son and daughter.   

Every morning I read: A joke and then the headlines.    

My favorite meal is: Pizza and beer.        

My motto is: “Screw ‘em if they can’t take a joke.” 

The last book I read was: What the Boys Did Over There by “Themselves” 

My favorite movie is: Bonnie and Clyde.   

My favorite music is: Jazz.     

My favorite U.S. presidents are: George Washington and George H.W. Bush (Sorry, it’s a tie). 

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