Christine Schnars is Area 3 director for the New York State School Boards Association Board of Directors. She represents school boards in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Steuben counties.
NYSSBA provides advocacy, training and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state’s public schools. The NYSSBA board establishes policies to supervise, control and direct the business of the Association.
Schnars serves on the Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES Board and the Jamestown School Board. She is an ex-officio member of the Chautauqua County School Boards Association, where she previously was president.
Schnars is the former administrator of Emeritus at Lakewood, an assisted living facility just outside of Jamestown, and former member of the Citizen Review Panel for Child Protective Services of Western New York.
Schnars is a graduate of Jamestown High School. She and her husband live in Jamestown. They are the parents of four adult children and have eight grandchildren.