from NACo County News
January 26, 2015
Profiles in Service: Priscilla Taylor
NACo Board of Directors
Palm Beach County, Fla.
Number of years active in NACo: Five years
Years in public service: 16 years in state and local government
Occupation: County commissioner and retired insurance business owner
Education: B.A., Barry University; M.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: finishing the Leukemia Marathon at Disney
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Oprah Winfrey
A dream I have is to: do what I can to help those most in need. Ensure all needy people have opportunities to survive and thrive.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: like antique cars, especially the Edsel and Thunderbird.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: climb Machu Picchu while traveling in Peru.
My favorite way to relax is: a glass of sweet white wine with a great book.
I’m most proud of: personally, my children and the business I built; politically, my service to the community.
Every morning I read: The Bible.
My favorite meal is: fresh catfish and fried green tomatoes … you can tell I live in the South.
My pet peeve is: people who complain too much.
My motto is: “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”
The last book I read was: Sycamore Row by John Grisham.
My favorite movie is: Imitation to Life and Love Story.
My favorite music is: R&B and jazz gets me going, classical helps me relax, and the Golden Oldies remind me of the good times.
My favorite president is: Barack Obama, with Bill Clinton as a close second.
My county is a NACo member because: NACo is a place where our county can share ideas; learn about new, successful ones; speak with a strong, united voice and place good policy over politics.