Nancy Brown-Park, of Palm Desert, Calif., was elected national president of the American Legion Auxiliary during the organization’s 93rd National Convention in Houston, Aug. 23-29.
Brown-Park, a member of George Tadlock Unit 472, joined the American Legion Auxiliary through her father, Richard D. Brown, a WWII Army Air Corps veteran. She is also eligible through the service of her husband, Jim Park, a Navy Vietnam War veteran.
Brown-Park, a 65-year member of the Auxiliary, has held numerous leadership positions in the organization at the unit, district and department levels. At the national level, she was chairman of the following committees: Junior Activities, Public Relations, National Security, Constitution & Bylaws, Membership, Children & Youth and Veteran Affairs & Rehabilitation. She was also a member of the National Executive Committee in 2002-2003.
Brown-Park has a background as a retail buyer and currently owns and operates a sales and marketing company. She exemplifies the American Legion Auxiliary motto of Service Not Self by actively volunteering in her community and with other philanthropic organizations. She and her husband have two children, Christopher and Chloe, who are also part of The American Legion Family.
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"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."—Marjorie Moore, Belleville, Ill.