Annual program honors women's contributions to community.
The following is a press release from the office of Sen. Dean Skelos:
Dean Skelos invites local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and
neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities
makes them deserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a
New York "Woman of Distinction."
Senate will honor distinguished woman from our area and throughout the
state at an Albany reception later this year, where each honoree's
photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit
proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.
are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special
accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our
families stronger, and serve as special examples to others," Skelos said
in a release. "The Senate's 'Woman of Distinction' program provides a
special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to
thank them for the special pride they bring to our communities."
winners in the annual event have included leading women from the worlds
of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have
performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or
provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.
who live in the 9th Senate District are eligible to be considered as a
"Woman of Distinction." Special nomination forms are available by
contacting Skelos’ office at (516) 766-8383 or can be downloaded from
Skelos’ website at www.skelos.nysenate.gov
Nominations must be received by Friday, April 15.
"Woman of Distinction" program was created as part of the Senate's
celebration of Women's History Month. In addition to recognizing
present-day women, the Senate will host a display that honors other
distinguished women from New York's past, from leaders of the 19th
century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science and the
Present-day "Women of Distinction" will be honored in a separate display in June.
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