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Profiles in Service - July 22, 2019

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Mary Ann Borgeson

NACo President
Board of Commissioners, Douglas County, Neb.

Number of years involved in NACo: 10

Years in public service: 29

Occupation: Douglas County commissioner

Education: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Watch my husband go through bilateral lung cancer.   

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Princess Di, Mother Teresa and Sean Connery

A dream I have is to: Own my own business.

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Deep-sea fishing

My favorite way to relax is to: Get a massage

I’m most proud: My family

You’d be surprised to learn: I danced in “Dancing with the Stars Omaha” 

Every morning I read: Online newspapers, Facebook and Twitter

My favorite meal is: Chinese or Mexican  

My pet peeve is: Kids wearing their pants down at their knees  

My motto is: “A sign of a good leader is not how many followers you have, but how many leaders you create.” — Mahatma Gandhi 

The last book I read was: Living Lies by Natalie Walters

My favorite movie is: Lovely, Still

My favorite music is: Country

My favorite U.S. president: Teddy Roosevelt

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