Melissa Russo, director of the San Bernardino County Museum, has been named an accreditation commissioner by the American Alliance of Museums.
Russo will fill one of two vacant seats on the nine-member board and serve a five-year term, according to a statement on the county’s website.
The accreditation committee determines the official status of the nation’s museums. It meets three time a year and is made up of museum professionals that volunteer their time.
“Melissa’s appointment is a very proud moment for San Bernardino County,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman in the statement. “This is a testament to the great work Melissa has done as the County Museum Director, and to our county’s commitment to innovation and excellence.”
The alliance is based in Arlington, Va.