posted on March 22, 2011 07:14
Lori Nelson, former Vice President of the Byron-Bergen Central School District Board of Education, was posthumously honored with the Lifetime Advocacy Achievement Award by the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA). The award was presented to Nelson’s family at the annual NYSSBA State Issues Conference in Albany.
Nelson, who died suddenly in October 2010, served on the Byron-Bergen board for more than 10 years. As a board officer, she formerly chaired the Board’s Budget, Audit, Policy, Facilities, and Academic Committees.
She was also active in the Genesee Valley School Boards Association during her tenure, serving as President for two years. Also as a member of the Federal Relations Network, she travelled to Washington, D.C., once per year for several years to assure federal representatives were aware of the issues facing public schools in New York State.
PHOTO: Lori Nelson's husband Robert and daughter Regina accept award.
“Lori lived and breathed legislative advocacy,” said Dr. Scott Martzloff, Byron-Bergen CSD Superintendent. “She was tireless in her efforts to make sure elected officials at the village, town, county, state, and federal levels were aware of the issues and needs of our District, and most importantly for our children.”