Meet the queen

Nancy LaBombard was born in Niagara Falls, the first child in her family, but raised in the North Country. She and her husband Richard have two children, Sarah and Michael.

LaBombard attended Beekmantown Central School and graduated in 1975. Her first visit to Saranac Lake was as a high school student attending All County band as a first chair alto clarinet player. She studied at Plattsburgh State University and SUNY Empire State College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Since moving to Saranac Lake on her 29th birthday in September 1986, LaBombard has been very active with numerous community activities. She’s worked at the St. Bernard’s Catholic parish since 1987 and the Adirondack North Country Association since 1993.

LaBombard was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and a member of the Women’s College Scholarship club for six years. She was the recording secretary for Saranac Lake Youth Softball and Baseball, as well as for the Saranac Lake Above the Rim Basketball Booster Club for five years.

She ran the Saranac Lake High School After Prom Party Committee for two years and was also a representative for the Saranac Lake High School Code of Conduct Committee.

She was a board member of First Night Saranac Lake from its inception in 2006 through the festivities of 2016, acting as treasurer and co-coordinator for the event’s entertainment. She has been a member of the Adirondack Lawn Chair Ladies since 2007.

LaBombard is the current chair of the town of Santa Clara variance board and has been a member of that board since January 2006.

She assisted honoring Capt. Paul McKay from Australia with a memorial bench and plaque on the Scarface Mountain trail in 2014. She is currently the event planner for the 2018 St. Regis Mountain fire tower centennial celebration, and assisted with coordinating a supporters list and acknowledged those donors.

And now she is the 2018 Winter Carnival queen.