Lightning Round with Norma Alley, City of Newberg

Posted on August 27, 2012

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Norma Alley

Norma Alley, City Recorder

City of Newberg

Favorite book of all-time:

“The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson

Books that are on your nightstand right now:

“The Stubborn Twig” by Lauren Kessler

(Fill in the blank) When you wake up in the morning, you are motivated by………

the smiles and good mornings of my 2 year old.

If you ran for elected office, what position would you run for?

No thank you, but if I had to I would choose Councilor

Your best piece of career advice:

Learn to give yourself a good balance between career and family

Your favorite social media outlet:


Which actor/actress would play you in a movie?

Sandra Bullock

What is the home page on your web browser?


Biggest issue facing local government:

Budget and Economic Development

Two things that people will say about you at your retirement party:

    • She took pride in everything she did
    • “What yummy cake”

First concert that you ever attended:

Third Day


Name three of your mentors:

I don’t have mentors with the formal title, but the people I go to for advise are:

    • my older sister
    • Denise Carey, City of Estacada City Recorder

Who is at the dinner table if you could invite any three people (dead or alive)?

    • Maya Angelou
    • Will Smith
    • Jada Pinkett Smith

(Fill in the blank) Government….

my enemy.  Ha ha

(Fill in the blank) ELGL is ……..

an excellent group providing valuable insights for career advancements through sessions and a network of incredible people.

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