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Nancy Jacobs Roney

Nancy Jacobs Roney, American county official, land planner.


  • Roney, Nancy Jacobs was born on January 28, 1955 in Atlanta. Daughter of Charles Jeffery and Wilma Leah (Garbarino) Jacobs.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University Georgia, 1975. Master of Science, Rutgers University, 1978. Master City and Regional Planning, Memphis State University, 1982.


    • Agriculture agent New Jersey Cooperative Extension Service, Toms River, New Jersey, 1976-1978. Planner Regional Economic Development Center, Memphis, 1980-1981. Planner II, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee Council Governments, 1981-1982.

      Staff planner City of Germantown (Tennessee), 1982-1985. Assistant to director Birmingham (Alabama) Housing Authority, 1985-1987. Senior planner Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 1987-1989, principal planner, since 1989.

      Instructor Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1979-1985. Adjunct instructor Jefferson State Junior College, Birmingham, 1985-1986.


    • Author: The Home Landscaper, 1990, The Backyard Landscaper, 1992. Editor, writer Vines Botanical Gardens, 1993. Columnist Desoto County Tribune, 1979-1984.


    Member choir St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Memphis, 1979-1984. Garden volunteer Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 1985-1986. Volunteer Shiloh Elementary School, Lithonia, Georgia, since 1990.

    Brownie scout leader Girl Scouts United States of America, Lithonia, since 1990. Member American Institute Certified Planners, American Planning Association, Garden Writers Association, American Horticultural Society, National Honor Society, Alpha Zeta.



    Swimming, hiking, sewing, furniture refinishing, tennis.


    • Married Robert Patrick Roney, March 22, 1975. Children: Leah Ann, Lynn Jacobs.
    • father: Charles Jeffery Jacobs
    • mother: Wilma Leah (Garbarino) Jacobs
    • spouse: Robert Patrick Roney
    • children: Leah Ann Roney
    • Lynn Jacobs Roney
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    Born January 28, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1975
      University Georgia
    • 1978
      Rutgers University
    • 1982
      Memphis State University
    • 1976 - 1978
      Agriculture agent New Jersey Cooperative Extension Service
      Toms River, New Jersey, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      planner Regional Economic, Development Center
      Memphis, Tennessee, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      planner The second
      Mississippi, United States
    • 1982 - 1985
      staff planner City of Germantown (Tennessee)
    • 1985 - 1987
      assistant, to director Birmingham (Alabama) Housing Authority
    • 1987 - 1989
      senior, planner Gwinnett County
      Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
    • 1989
      senior, planner Gwinnett County
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