For the Public: Patti Thorpe, administrative analyst |

For the Public: Patti Thorpe, administrative analyst

Town where I live: Lake Wildwood, 16 years.

My job title: Administrative analyst.

What I do in my job: I analyze the integrity of the financial and statistical data for the Department of Transportation and Sanitation’s finance department.

The special skills and talents I bring to my job: Over 20 years of accounting experience in the private and public sector. This is my first opportunity working in a government setting. My husband and I owned our own business in the Bay Area for seven years.

The best part of my job is: The great people I work with.

The part of my job that I like least is: Meetings.

A day of work I’ll always remember was …. : The day I found out that my co-workers had nominated me for Supervisor of the Year, and the day I received the Supervisor of the Year award.

How I got my job: I applied for a job at the county when Blue Shield of California decided to downsize and closed its two Grass Valley offices. I was on the county list for a year before being hired.

How long I’ve been working here: I have worked for the Department of Transportation and Sanitation for 21/2 years. I originally started with the county 41/2 years ago, in the CalWORKs Division of the Adult and Family Services Department.

My dream job would be: Being able to telecommute part time and work in the office part time.

My family: My husband of 29 years, Greg, and daughter Jenny, who is attending California State University, Chico.

My hobbies: Golf and snow skiing.

If money were no object, I would: Pay off my mom’s mortgage.

My dream vacation: Hawaii.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My husband and my daughter. Also my boss, Jessica Price, who had the confidence to allow me to grow professionally and be successful in my position at the Department of Transportation and Sanitation.

The soundtrack to my life would include these songs: “The Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys.

I like living in Nevada County because … : It is a wonderful place to live and raise children. I don’t miss the commute, congestion or pollution of the Bay Area.

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