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FOR THE PUBLIC: Rick Haffey

Name: Rick Haffey.

Town where I live: Alta Sierra.

My job title: County executive officer.



What I do in my job: Implement the policies of the Board of Supervisors and administer public services through county departments in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

Why my job is important to the public: It is important that the citizens receive the vital services they require. It is the CEO’s responsibility that the county does that.




The special skills and talents I bring to my job: I have experience as both an elected policy-maker and an appointed public administrator. As such, problem-solving, decision-making and other administrative skills are necessary for my job.

The best part of my job is when: The county organization successfully completes a project or program and provides quality services to the citizens of the County of Nevada.

The part of my job that I like least is: When the state of California mandates laws and programs that the county cannot afford.

A day of work I’ll always remember was: The tragedy of Jan. 10, 2001.

How I got my job: I was unanimously selected by the current Board of Supervisors.

How long I’ve been working here: Over 31/2 years.

My dream job would be: I have it.

My family: I’m the oldest of six children and I have a son, Patrick, 16, and daughter, Shannon, 14, of my own.

My hobbies: American history, golf, fishing.

When I was a kid: I used to camp as a Boy Scout in Nevada County.

If money were no object, I would: Travel the world.

If a movie were made of my life, I would be played by: This would never happen.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My parents.

My hero: Sports heroes Joe Montana and Willie Mays.

The best book I’ve read lately was (and tell us why): “The Biography of John Adams.” It has lessons for today’s issues.

The soundtrack to my life would include these songs: I have no idea.

I like living in Nevada County: Because the quality of life is outstanding.

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