Award: HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Christa Caldwell, a respected resident of the City of Lockport, has exemplified the virtues of community service throughout her life and has made lasting contributions to organizations and institutions on behalf of the public good.
Retiring as Director of the Lockport Public Library in 1996 after serving in that role for 15 years, Ms. Caldwell was credited with many accomplishments to better serve patrons, including the computerization of library materials, a multi-million dollar building addition, and impressive fundraising. She continues to care deeply about library services and now serves as President of the NIOGA Library System Board of Trustees.
As a devoted community servant in the Lockport area, Ms. Caldwell has served on the Boards of Directors of many organizations over the years. She has generously shared her time, talents, and leadership skills with groups such as the Lockport Jaycees, the Lockport Junior Services League, Eastern Niagara United Way, Niagara County Council of Girl Scouts, the Dale Association, First Niagara Financial Group and First Niagara Bank, the First Niagara Foundation, the Niagara Area Foundation, and the Grigg Lewis Foundation. Ms. Caldwell also remains a very active member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
It seems that Ms. Caldwell has been as busy in retirement as she was during her work life. Indeed, her record of service has raised the bar for what women can achieve when they work for the betterment of their community.