Profile: Nancy Parent
In Office Since: 7/26/2013
On November 5, 2014 Nancy Parent was elected Washoe County Clerk and began serving her first elected term on January 5, 2015. Ms. Parent had previously been appointed County Clerk in July of 2013 by the Washoe County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of retiring County Clerk Amy Harvey.
Nancy began her career at the Washoe County Clerk’s Office in October of 2000 when she was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy by County Clerk Amy Harvey. As Chief Deputy Ms. Parent oversaw and managed all aspects and operations of the Clerk’s Office on a daily basis.
Nancy has represented the office and participated in eight (8) sessions of the Nevada Legislature on County Clerk issues. For the 2013 and 2015 legislative sessions Nancy was appointed Legislative Liaison to represent the interests of the Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials.
Ms. Parent is a member of the County Fiscal Officers Association (CFOA) and serves on its Board of Directors and Legislative Committee. Nancy is also a member of the Nevada Association of County Clerks and Election Officials and was elected to serve as the group’s President in September, 2015. As President, Ms. Parent sits as an Associate Member with the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO).
Prior to her public service career, Nancy spent 22 years in the legal field as a legal assistant for local attorneys. Ms. Parent also spent several years as an escrow assistant at First America Title.
Nancy has been a resident of Washoe County for over 40 years. She has two grown sons, Matt and Mark, who are beginning to expand their families to include a wife and long-time girlfriend, grandchildren, and numerous grand dogs. As a single mother, she was dedicated to supporting the boys’ efforts in soccer, baseball, golf and raising game birds and water fowl.
The family unit is rounded out by Nancy’s ever-present collection of rescue dogs – currently Hunky, Bear and Oreo. She loves to tap dance, play with grandkids, cook and work in her yard, as well as to enjoy a variety of music, art and books.