National Association of Professional Women Announces Deborah Willford, Administrative Assistant at Jackson County Sheriff's Office, a Professional Woman of the Year

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Deborah A. Willford is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

This is a small mountain community and I’ve lived here most of my life.

NAPW honors Deborah A. Willford as a 2014-2015 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Willford is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in office management. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and over 200 Local Chapters.

“It will be my 11th year this March,” says Ms. Willford, Administrative Assistant at Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. “I started as a part-time dispatcher and then went full time.”

For the past eight years, Ms. Willford has skillfully managed the county office, performing a variety of civil service administrative tasks to ensure Jackson County Sheriff’s Office runs as smoothly as possible. Her daily responsibilities include handling citations and tickets, maintaining accurate records, supporting the police officers and interacting with outside agencies such as insurance companies.

As President of Jackson County E911 Authority Board, Ms. Willford has been instrumental in regulating surcharges and managing the funds, as well as instituting a reverse 911 system to help the citizens of Jackson County. “This is a small mountain community and I’ve lived here most of my life,” says Ms. Willford. “I’m recently widowed. My husband and I were ranch owners but now I’m fully dedicated to my job.” Passionate about doing all she can for her hometown, Ms. Willford is also the Treasurer of North Park District Hospital Board and manages the EMT and medical clinic. Although she plans to retire within the next five years, Ms. Willford has no intention of slowing down. “I am currently taking online training to become a pharmacist technician sometime in my retirement years,” she says.

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