Director of business services at O/N BOCES wins state award

Posted 7 June 2021 at 4:20 pm

Melanie Conley named ‘School Business Official of the Year’

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

Melanie Conley

MEDINA – Melanie Conley, director of business services for the Orleans/Niagara BOCES, has been awarded the New York State ASBO (Association of School Business Officials) School Business Official of the Year Award.

Mrs. Conley was honored with the Gregory E. Carlson award, which was named for the past ASBO President and is given to a school business official that has demonstrated excellence in the performance of their duties and responsibilities to their school district and community.

The recipients’ school district will receive a $1,000 donation in their name to use to purchase equipment or offer as a scholarship.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by ASBO NY,” Conley said. “They are a first-class association that’s mission is to provide professional opportunities, networking and advocating for quality education for all students.”

Mrs. Conley also extends thanks to Orleans/Niagara BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall and the Board of Education for their support and encouragement.

“It is wonderful being part of an organization that provides opportunities for all of our component district students and communities,” she said. “Most of all, I would like to thank my family. I would not have the opportunity to both have and love my profession if it was not for them. My husband Mark, my parents and my mother and father-in-law have been so supportive and helpful when I was not available at home. I could not do without them!  My daughter, Eva, and son, Ryan, have been understanding when mom cannot always be at an evening activity, like a chorus concert. However, they know that mom loves to provide opportunities not only for them, but also for all children.”

Mrs. Conley has been with BOCES since 2017 and before that served for eight years as the school business administrator for Amherst Central School.