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county official , land planner

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.


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 Ext. Svc., Toms River, New Jersey, 1976-1978;planner, Regional Economics Development Center, Memphis, 1980-1981;planner II,, Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee Council Govts., Memphis, 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, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Georgia, since 1989. Instructor Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, 1979-1985.

Adjunct instructor Jefferson State Junior College, Birmingham, 1985-1986.


  • Other Work

    • 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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, hiking, sewing, furniture refinishing, tennis.


Married Robert Patrick Roney, March 22, 1975. Children: Leah Ann, Lynn Jacobs.

Charles Jeffery Jacobs

Wilma Leah (Garbarino) Jacobs

Robert Patrick Roney

Leah Ann Roney

Lynn Jacobs Roney