BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Loretta Hill, business administrator/board secretary for the Belmar and Lake Como school districts, has garnered a 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Association of School Business Officials.

Hill, who has served in her current capacity for 18 years, is among four recipients statewide to receive the honor, which recognizes “long-term, continuous, exemplary service.”  

As part of the award, she will also receive a $1,000 scholarship from NJASBO to present to a district student of her choice. That student, she said, will be a Belmar Elementary School graduate who is a high school senior in the application process to attend college in the fall.

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In addition to her dual role at both Belmar and Lake Como, Hill serves as treasurer for the Shrewsbury and Sea Girt boards of education.

Before joining the Belmar school district in 2001, she served as director of compensation and benefits at K. Hovnanian Enterprises Inc. in Red Bank. Prior to that, she was manager of human resources for American General Corp., Neptune.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University, Lakewood, the Belmar resident earned her master of business administration at Monmouth University, West Long Branch.

NJASBO is a professional association that provides its member with professional development and support, and collaborates with entities that play a role in public education in New Jersey. Its members administer or supervise a variety of operations within the school district.

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