Portville Hall of Fame
A native of Portville, after high school graduation in 1956, Ronda went on to
obtain a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University, and also attended a semester
at American University in Washington, DC.
She did secretarial work in the Senate Office of Lyndon Baine Johnson and
with the Committee to Elect LBJ in 1960. Ronda also worked for a period of
time at the Washington Post’s Society Department as a reporter in training.
After marrying her husband, Tom, they moved to Florida and made a home
there for 10 years. They then moved back to Portville, and Ronda became
very active in pursuing the history of Portville. She was co-editor/author of A
History of the Town of Portville, Portville Goes to War, and Portville
Architectural Heritage. She is also editor of "The Homespun Collage", a
newsletter of the Portville Historical and Preservation Society.
Ronda’s other community involvement includes serving as a Trustee for the
Portville Free Library, Trustee and Secretary of the Cattaraugus County
Historical Museum Board, 10 year president and member of the Portville
Historical and Preservation Society, of which she is founder and charter
member. She is currently their secretary and serves on the board. Ronda is
also involved in the renovation project of Portville’s Bedford Corners School
and Cheese Factory/Grange at Bedford’s Corners on Portville-Obi Road.
Ronda and Tom have two children, Melody and Ron, and reside on Maple
Avenue in Portville.
|The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
|17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770
Portville, New York
|Ronda Shaner Pollock
PCS Wall of Fame Class of 2004 Inductee