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Niagara Falls resident wins 2023 Toastmasters District 86 Communications Award
By: Toastmasters District 86
The second-term City Councilor in Niagara Falls credits her 15 years as a member of Toastmasters for helping her build communication and leadership skills she uses every day.
The award was announced in April at the District 86 conference for organized by Toastmasters clubs across southwestern Ontario.
Lococo joined Toastmasters in 2001 to help her feel more confident in a new employment role. After the first Toastmasters meeting, Lori was hooked.
"Lori is a stellar example of how Toastmasters membership builds self-confidence, leadership, and public speaking skills that make a big community impact," said Deridor Collier, DTM, District 86 Director from Hamilton, Ontario.
Lococo has a history of community involvement, from serving on boards for arts, community and public safety organizations to election in 2018 to Niagara Falls city council.
Toastmasters helps people practice and build their personal and business self-confidence in a self-paced education program, at online, hybrid, and in-person club meetings.
"Toastmasters offers a safe and supportive environment for members to learn and grow their communications skills for career and personal growth," Collier said.
Lori was the inaugural Toastmasters District 86 Governor in 2008-2009. She also served on the Toastmasters International Board as an International Director for the 2012-2014 term.
She cherishes her 15-year Toastmasters adventure and is honoured to be accepting the Communication and Leadership award. "I am so honoured to be chosen for this award", Lori said. "Toastmasters really helped me in my career and I still use the skills I acquired to serve the City of Niagara Falls".
About Toastmasters District 86
Toastmasters District 86 represents the heartland of Ontario, comprising 135 community and corporate clubs with more than 2,000 members. The district supports clubs from London in the southwest to Owen Sound in the north; Waterloo Region and Guelph; and Niagara, Hamilton and parts of Mississauga in the Golden Horseshoe around Lake Ontario.
To learn more about District 86, visit toastmasters86.org. To find a Toastmasters club in District 86, visit https://toastmasters86.org/
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters (http://twitter.com/