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Profiles In Service - Nov.27, 2017

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Nancy Sharp

Chair, Human Services and Education Committee
Arapahoe County, Colorado

Number of years active in NACo: 6

Years in public service: 24 — city planning commission, city council, mayor and county commissioner.

Occupation: Chair, Board of Commissioners

Education: B.S., psychology with a minor in math from Louisiana State University.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Running for office!

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Elon Musk, Margaret Thatcher and the Wright brothers.

A dream I have is to: Go with a medical team to a third world country to help children with debilitating medical conditions.

My favorite way to relax is to: Sit under an umbrella on the beach.


I’m most proud of: My family.

My favorite music is: Jazz.

My favorite meal is: Crab cakes, and fresh corn and tomatoes bought from a roadside stand in North Carolina.

You’d be surprised to learn that I: When young, won barrel racing competitions on my horse Sugar.

Every morning I read: The Wall Street Journal

My pet peeve is: People who talk about themselves and what they’ve done too much.

The last book I read was: All the Light We Cannot See.

My favorite movie is: I like to see a lot of different movies so I don’t have a favorite but I do like ones that are based on history.

My favorite U.S. president is: Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

My county is a NACo member because: We see the significant value to our citizens when we can effect change in national policies that make a positive change in their everyday lives.


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