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Profiles in Service - Sept. 30, 2019

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Nick Crossley

Board Member
Director of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
Hamilton County, Ohio

Number of years involved in NACo: 13

Years in public service: 20

Occupation: Emergency Management and Homeland Security director

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Master’s in Social Work  

The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Say goodbye to my dad when he was dying.

Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Joe Crossley (my dad), Winston Churchill and Jimmy Carter

A dream I have is to: Retire in relative comfort  

The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Zip-line, face-first at 55 MPH over a crocodile-infested river in Costa Rica

My favorite way to relax is to: Go off-roading in my Jeep Wrangler 

I’m most proud: Getting my master’s degree and having my dad at graduation in the audience to witness it 

Every morning I read: The news. All of it… 

My favorite meal is: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and spinach

My pet peeve is: People who chew with their mouth open (smacking).

You’d be surprised to learn that: I love mustard on popcorn.

My motto is: Everything is negotiable.

The last book I read was: House of Spies by Daniel Silva

My favorite movie is: Pulp Fiction

My favorite music: Classic rock

My favorite U.S. president: Bill Clinton 

My county is a NACo member because: NACo provides an opportunity for counties to work together to handle issues faced by counties every day. We are stronger together than apart. 

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