from NACo County News
January 26, 2015

Profiles in Service:  Priscilla Taylor

NACo Board of Directors 
Commissioner
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.