Longtime Greensboro civic leader, Nancy was raised in Connecticut and attended Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.
She is the former Operations Manager of Talley Machinery where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of a national parts distribution warehouse, service division and equipment supplier. She was the first woman to graduate from the Maintenance Management Institute which qualified her as an expert in the benefits of preventive maintenance and OSHA regulations. She authored a regular column in an industry trade paper.
In 1997, Nancy was elected to the Greensboro City Council from District Four. Her election followed many years as a neighborhood activist. She was a member of the Petitioner’s Committee that challenged Jefferson Pilot in their rezoning of 616 acres along New Garden Road. Their challenge contributed to the location of a new elementary school, a community park, a new library and lower density.
After serving two terms Nancy retired from the City Council in 2001. She ran successfully for a third term in 2009 and continues to serve as an At Large representative. Nancy is known for grassroots organizing and extensive work building stronger neighborhoods with an emphasis on economic development and public safety.
She was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Triad International Airport. While serving on the Board the Federal Express Mid-Atlantic hub was under construction and Honda Jet established their World Headquarters and Production Facility on the airport property.
Her civic involvement includes:
· Greensboro Economic Development Alliance Board
· Downtown Greensboro Board
· Greensboro Housing Development Partnership (GHDP) Board Member
· Greensboro Day School, Board of Trustees, Diversity Liaison & Parent’s Association Board Member
· Court Watch, Board Member
· Greensboro Beautiful, Board Member
· Junior League Domestic Violence Task Force, Co-chair
· Swim for Cancer, Chair
· Brownie Leader
· Westminster Presbyterian Church, Sunday School Teacher
She is married to attorney and law professor Don Vaughan and she has three children: John (31), Michael (29) and Catherine (12). Nancy and Don also have three dogs: one is a yellow lab champion hunting retriever.
See, hear and read about Nancy, her record serving Greensboro and her campaign to brings jobs, growth and honesty back to Greensboro and its City Hall.
"... she earned those stripes at the grass-roots level, rallying her neighbors to fight a contentious rezoning. For her advocacy, she got sued by the developer. She also learned how to get things done with hard work and communication". News & Record, Wed Sep 18, 2013
As part of this year's Greensboro City Council election coverage, we'll ask all the candidates to answer a series of questions about themselves and their stance on the city issues. News & Record, Wed Sep 18, 2013
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