Galkowski scholarship recipients Marie Ryan, Chelsey Little, Ryan Donovan, Jackie Bresnahan (clockwise from top left.)

The Massachusetts Municipal Management Association awarded four local officials with scholarships from the Nancy Galkowski Legacy Fund.

Three of the four officials will use the scholarship to complete coursework in the Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Officer program. They are Wenham Administrative Services Director Jackie Bresnahan, Southborough Library Director Ryan Donovan, and Chelsey Little, director of Montague’s water pollution control facility.

West Stockbridge Town Administrator Marie Ryan will receive funding to attend the MMA Annual Meeting in 2021.

Nancy Galkowski had a 35-year career in municipal management in Massachusetts and a passion for mentoring younger managers and being of service to all of her peers. Following her death in 2013, her Management Association colleagues established a fund to honor her memory and continue her legacy.

The fund accepts applications once a year in the spring.

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