McNelly named community relations coordinator


PORTSMOUTH — Lori McNelly has been named the Community Relations Coordinator for Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

McNelly was born and raised in Scioto County, and is a graduate of Minford High School. She attended Shawnee State University, where she earned her B.A. in English and where she is a member of the adjunct faculty. She earned her M.A., also in English, from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked as both a reporter and editor at The Portsmouth Daily Times and the Chillicothe Gazette, and has written about education, politics, and court news as a journalist throughout southern Ohio.

“We are excited to have Lori on board,” said Scioto Board of DD Superintendent Julie Monroe. “Her background in education, journalism, and volunteerism —as well as her technical skills — make her a great fit with our team and our mission, which is: ‘Together, we build meaningful lives.’”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be the new Community Relations Coordinator for Scioto County Board of DD,” McNelly said. “We serve hundreds of individuals in our many programs, and I’m excited to share the stories of the great things happening at all of our sites. Part of making great things happen in our community is being able to tell the story, and that’s what I love. I love the story I am getting to tell about Scioto County Board of DD.”