Governor David A. Paterson has appointed Batavia resident Laura J. Bohm to a seven-year term on the Genesee Community College Board of Trustees, beginning July 1, 2008.
Mrs. Bohm previously served on the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 2001. During that period, she served on all Board committees, and served three one-year terms as Chair of the Board. In 1999, the New York State Association of Boards of Community Colleges recognized Mrs. Bohm with its prestigious Award for Distinguished Service.
Mrs. Bohm replaces Anne M. Garlock, who is completing nine years of service on the Board.
The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Genesee Community College. The Board consists of ten members, who serve on a volunteer basis. Five members are appointed by the Genesee County Legislature, four are appointed by the governor, and a student representative is elected by the student body.
Mrs. Bohm, a lifelong resident of Batavia, is a graduate of Batavia High School and SUNY Geneseo. She is a former teacher. Over the years she has been active in numerous community activities. She served as a member of the Batavia School Board for ten years. She has served as Chair of the United Way Board of Directors, Chair of the City of Batavia Youth Bureau, Secretary of the Narcotics Guidance Council, and Chair of Red Cross volunteers. She has received service awards from the Genesee Arts Council (now Genesee Orleans Arts Council) and the Batavia Lions Club. She has been active in Habitat for Humanity, the Batavia Housing Authority, the former Batavia Quality Housing Committee Task Force, and the former Genesee/Orleans Homemakers.