Clackamas County Leadership Academy

Nancy Wilson

Department:  Treasurer’s Office
Job Title:  Treasury Manager
Years with County:  15

A brief introduction:
Nancy Wilson has worked for Clackamas County since 1999.  She has been the Treasury Manager since January 2003.  Prior to coming to the County she worked as a Divisional Accounting Manager for Arch Communications.  Nancy is active in the Oregon Association of County Treasurer’s and Finance Officer’s Association, the Oregon Municipal Finance Officer’s Associations and a member of the Clackamas County Benefits Review Committee.  She is a former member of the Oregon City Budget Committee and former member/first Chair of the Clackamas County A-Team.

Why I am interested in serving as an advisor:
I participated in the first Leadership Academy and would like to continue to be involved by becoming an advisor.  The academy pushed me beyond my comfort zone often.  I found the experience challenging and rewarding at the same time.  I would like the opportunity to share what I learned, continue growing and to provide support to a new participant.

My strengths in leadership are:
I am very organized, energetic, and intuitive.  I place a high value on customer service, professionalism and have a strong work ethic.  I lead by example, creating a ripple effect.  I have ability to see the big picture. I encourage continual process improvement.  I have the ability to approach difficult situations and turn them into positive outcomes.  If you want someone to listen to you, you have to start by listening to them.  Ask a lot of questions.

Favorite quote (poem):

Mother Teresa's Anyway Poem
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.