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Krueger Named 2018 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction

by Christian Hoffman

Executive Director Celebrates 40 years at Niagara County Agency

Tue, May 1st 2018 04:40 pm

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Community Missions’ Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger was honored today at the New York Assembly as a 2018 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.

Nominated for the honor by State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, Krueger  has been a member of the Niagara County community since 1974. She graduated from SUNY Buffalo with a B.A. in Psychology in 1985, and completed various graduate studies in Counseling and Educational Psychology.

Ms. Krueger has worked for Community Missions (CMI) since 1977. She began her employment with the organization in Niagara Falls as a live-in houseparent to six adolescent males, and was named Executive Director in 1994. She celebrated her 40-year anniversary with CMI in September 2017.

Currently, Ms. Krueger serves on a variety of local, county and state committees, boards, and/or associations including the Association for Community Living (Agency Member); Homeless Alliance of Western New York (Board Member); Juvenile Detention Association of NYS (President, Executive Board & Training Institute Chair); Niagara Behavioral Healthcare Network, Inc. (President); Niagara County (NC) Coalition for Services to the Homeless (Chair); NC Mental Health Service Providers Network (Past Chair); NC Juvenile Justice Taskforce (Past Chair-Current Member); and the NYS Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (Board of Directors since 2004, Chair-Human Resources Committee, Past President 2008-10).

Ms. Krueger has also been actively involved with the NYS Office of Child and Family Services (Runaway/Homeless Youth Advisory Board), Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services (Executive Board-Upstate Vice President) and the NY Juvenile Re-entry Taskforce (Second Chance).

She is a member of the Who’s Who Among Outstanding Business Executives, a 2003 nominee for the NYS Senate’s Women in Leadership program, has been featured in Buffalo Business First (1/18 profile), and is a graduate of Leadership Niagara’s Class of 2004.

Ms. Krueger’s many awards include: The 2003 Catholic Charities Community Partner Award; the 2006 Anthony J. Cuccurullo Award by the Juvenile Detention Association of NYS, Inc.; the 2009 Niagara USA Chamber Community Advocate of the Year Award; the 2011 Niagara Award for Management by the YWCA of Niagara Frontier, Inc.; the 2013 Killian Vetter Individual Achievement Award by the Homeless Alliance of WNY, Inc.; the 2014 “I Shall Wear a Crown” Award by God’s Woman Vanessa Scott Ministries; the 2015 “Lion of Judah” Award by the Dominion Life Christian Center; and the 2016 St. Vincent de Paul Award by Niagara University.

Ms. Krueger currently resides in Lockport and attends Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville.

The “Woman of Distinction” program was created in 1998 as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month and honors New York women who exemplify personal excellence, or whose professional achievements or act of courage, selflessness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.

About Community Missions

Community Missions has provided the Niagara community with a wide range of vital services since 1925. In 2017, CMI provided over 109,000 meals and over 12,000 nights of care within its crisis services programs. Additional agency programs serve adults and youth with psychiatric disabilities, parolees, at-risk youth and other underserved populations in both residential and recovery-oriented settings. For more information, please visit


By The Numbers...

In 2023, Community Missions provided:

12,108 nights of shelter

178,696 meals

2,780 individuals with clothing

3,562 care days in Youth Services

43,388 care days in Recovery Services

72,302 care days in Housing Services

467 reflections & resources for Faith Development


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