In keeping with his tradition, the Cincinnati Preschool Promise gives a kudos to Chris Nelms for constantly advocating for Cincinnati’s students, starting with preschool.

“Chris was always committed to making sure our children had the best opportunities,” said Stephanie Byrd, Cincinnati Preschool Promise (CPP) interim executive director. “We appreciate not only his service as a school board member, but also his support for CPP from the beginning. His presence on the board will truly be missed.”

Nelms passed away Tuesday after a long fight with cancer. He was first elected to the Cincinnati Public School board in 2008.