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Profiles in Service - March 18, 2019

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Martha Schrader

Board Member
Clackamas County, Ore.

Number of years involved in NACo: 16

Years in public service: 16

Occupation: County Commissioner

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Biology/Environment Education from Cornell University; Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Illinois; Master of Science in Education from Portland State University

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Raise my five children and run a 60-acre farm at the same time

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: Pope John XXIII, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.

A dream I have is to: Travel the world with a backpack

You’d be surprised to learn: I was a librarian at a Benedictine monastery

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Hike Lake Como and the Swiss Alps (last year!)

My favorite way to relax is to: Read and go kayaking

I’m most proud of: My children

Every morning I read: Celtic Prayers from Iona

My favorite meal is: Homemade ravioli with meat sauce

My pet peeve is: Getting up at 6 a.m.

The last book I read was: Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

My favorite movie is: Moonstruck

My favorite music: Anything by Bruce Springsteen

My favorite U.S. president: Lyndon B. Johnson

My county is a NACo member because: The organization brings all the counties in the United States together where we can share ideas from diverse communities about good governance.


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