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Profiles in Service - June 11, 2018

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Scott Harnsberger


Board Member
Freemont County, Wyo.

Number of years involved in NACo: 2

Years in public service: 30


Occupation: Freemont County treasurer

Education: B.S. in accounting from the University of Wyoming

The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Fire an employee. 

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton and Jimmy Buffett. 

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Climb Gannett Peak, Wyoming’s highest.    

My favorite way to relax is to: Fly-fish.    

I’m most proud of: My public service and open communication with the public.           

Every morning I read: Newsfeed on TD Ameritrade and Twitter.        

You’d be surprised to learn that I: Heat my home with firewood that I block, split and stack myself.   

My favorite meal is: Steak and French fries.     

My pet peeve is: When people answer their phone while I am talking to them.  

My motto is: “You can go a long way by continuing to put one foot in front of the other.”  

The last book I read was: Off the Grid by C.J. Box.

My favorite movie is: Any Jason Bourne flick. 

My favorite music is: The Beatles and Jimmy Buffett. 

My favorite U.S. president is: Abraham Lincoln.   

My county is a NACo member because: 80 percent of what NACo pursues directly impacts Freemont County and its citizens.


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