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CISD Recognizes Chamber

The Lavon Area Chamber of Commerce was recently honored by Community ISD leaders for their outstanding support of the students and schools in CISD as part of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Business Recognition Program.


“We are so grateful for the support we receive from the Lavon Area Chamber of Commerce, said Dr. Roosevelt Nivens, CISD Superintendent. “The commitment we have seen from the Chamber and their member businesses to intentionally partner with the District is making a real difference for our kids and for our community.”


Community ISD has been serving the students and families in southeast Collin County for almost 70 years. The CISD attendance boundaries spread over 89 square miles and encompass the towns of Copeville, Josephine, Lavon and Nevada. CISD is home to over 2,100 students attending four campuses.


The Lavon Area Chamber of Commerce is an advocate and resource for area business - working to enhance the Lavon Area economy and make the area a better place to live, work, and do business. The Chamber is comprised of civic and business leadership from four growth communities. The four area communities, located in central Texas northeast of Dallas, include the cities of Lavon, Nevada, Josephine, and Copeville. 


Kay gage The award was presented during the Chamber’s monthly luncheon on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Lavon First Baptist Church. During the luncheon, lifelong Lavon resident and former CISD teacher, Ms. Kaye Gage presented an in-depth look into the history of Community ISD, beginning with the successful consolidation of seven rural public schools in 1947. Ms. Gage shared with Chamber Members the “legacy of excellence” in Community ISD and encouraged continued unity of our area businesses and municipalities. This is one of the many examples of how the Lavon Area Chamber of Commerce helps support and “Stand Up” for their Texas Public School, which was the theme of this year’s TASB Business Recognition Program.


“Our students, parents, and teacher directly benefit from groups like the Lavon Area Chamber that are willing to stand up for public schools, not just in words but in their actions. We wanted to say thank you for their participation and we are looking forward to a united partnership for many years to come,” said Nivens.

Chamber Award
Left to Right: Chamber Director, Brad Patterson, CISD Superintendent Roosevelt Nivens, Chamber President Margaret Shaffer, CISD Trustee Jana Hunter, Chamber Director Katie Shockley, Chamber Director Kat Donnell, CISD Board Vice President Randy McCuistion and Chamber Director Ada Mooney.