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Questar III’s Sarah Morrison Named New York ASBO’s Advocate of the Year



Sarah Morrison, senior state aid planner at Questar III BOCES was named Advocate of the Year by the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO). The award is presented to an individual, organization or company that has demonstrated a deep and lasting commitment to advocating on behalf of public schools and an understanding or appreciation of school fiscal issues. In 2018, she received the George A. Perry Volunteer Service Award, presented to a member of ASBO who demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and commitment to the association and its chapters.

Morrison joined Questar III BOCES in February 2017 after serving as the business administrator of North Colonie Central School District since 2002 and as audit manager at Marvin & Company, CPAs from 1987-2002. In her role with State Aid Planning, Morrison works on a team supporting more than 650 school districts and BOCES across New York state. She has developed a template that approximately half the districts in the state used to gather their expenditures for the 2018-2019 school year that had to be reported by building for the first time under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.

She is also the chair of the Financial Management, Accounting and Auditing Committee that oversees statewide training of school business officials, treasurers and external auditors for NYSASBO. She develops and updates the three two-hour training classes – Accounting 1, 2 and 3 – and presents the courses each year at ASBO headquarters in Colonie.

May 12th, 2022 In April 2022, The Wagoner Firm’s Mark J. Wagner, Jr. was chosen by the New York Cannabis Growers and Processors Association to serve as Chair of its Capital Region Committee. Mark was selected from a competitive group of applicants based on his background and experience with medical marijuana licensing and applications, the…
BOSTON – Berkshire Bank, a leading socially responsible community bank with office locations in New England and New York, announces the launch of the Center for Women, Wellness, and Wealth (CWWW). The Center will offer client-focused events on wellness and financial planning, and will partner with community organizations, specialized experts and…
New Chamber member, Seoul Korean Restaurant, is now offering a 10% discount to all members of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Seoul, located on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham, NY offers homemade, traditional Korean cuisine. They pride themselves on serving Korean dishes made from scratch, with fresh ingredients and plenty of…
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Join the Chamber and Questar III Boce's for the ribbon cutting celebration of the Paul Puccio School at Maple Hill. The school has been renamed in honor…
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Celebration
May
26
The Congressional Forum allows members to hear directly from Congressman Paul Tonko. He will discuss matters that impact the region’s economy and…
Lunch and Panel Discussion
Jun
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The Chamber's partner The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency invites you to a security webinar to enhance awareness of and response to an…
Webinar from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.