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Profiles in Service - Oct. 1, 2018

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Robert Post

Board Member
Commissioner
Banner County, Neb.

Number of years involved in NACo: 5

Years in public service: 38 years — 1980-2018 as a volunteer fire and EMS worker; 1995-2008 as fire chief; 2010-2018 as a commissioner  

Occupation: Retired electrical contractor; farm and ranch operator

Education: Trade school

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Shave my wife’s head as her hair was falling out from chemo treatments.       

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: My father-in-law, my great grandfather Post, who nine generations back migrated to America in 1634 and Thomas Edison

A dream I have is to: Have our grandkids enjoy our ranch and live in a free America.  

You’d be surprised to learn that I: Fear heights.   

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done was: Climb a 150-foot radio tower with the antenna and wire over my shoulder for a new fire department radio system.  

My favorite way to relax is to: Take my wife for a mule ride in our hills —  Kawasaki Mule that is.

I’m most proud of: My family.

Every morning I read: The Bible.    

My favorite meal is: Pizza.  

My pet peeve is: The phrase “I can’t.”     

My motto is: Anything worth doing is worth doing right.    

The last book I read was: A History of the Boundaries of Nebraska and Indian Surveyor Stories by Rollin C. Curd.

My favorite movie is: Lonesome Dove.  

My favorite music is: Old country and bluegrass.

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

My county is a member of NACo because: We see the value of a larger voice speaking for us and the power of that. The recent efforts on PILT show just how strong NACo is.

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