State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) announced today that Diane Munro of Roxbury (Delaware County) has been confirmed by the state senate as a member of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA). Senator Seward is ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, which must consider nominations before they are acted on by the full senate.

“It was my great honor to move the nomination of Diane Munro as a member of the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA),” said Senator Seward. “ORDA supports some of our state’s most spectacular recreational venues, including Belleayre Mountain – a gem of the Central Catskills. Diane’s professional background and work with community-based organizations more than qualifies her for this key post. As vice-chair of the Coalition for Belleayre Mountain, she understands how vital the mountain is to our regional economy along with the obstacles the facility faces. I am certain Diane will serve as a terrific steward for all of the ORDA facilities and will be especially effective in advocating for Belleayre Mountain.”

Diane Munro is an educator with over twenty years of experience in education. She has held positions as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. Her work focuses on educational development, community-based and art organizations. Ms. Munro has participated in multiple organizations across the state and is the creator of the Mid-Hudson Catskill Council of School Superintendents, co-founder of Sidney Area Youth Advocate Program, and a founding member of the Tri-Town Boys and Girls Club. She currently serves on the Town of Roxbury Planning Board and the board of directors of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County, and is a member of the Delaware County and Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce.