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    Posted by: Brian Howard

    The Yorktown Town Board has nominated Support Connection Executive Director Kathy Quinn as a Women of Distinction.

    Nominees for the newly established award have been sought by the Office of State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson.

    According to Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace’s office, the Town Board was inundated with overwhelmed with nominees, including Donna Simone-Sofo, founder of Yorktown Love in Action; Paula Miritello, founder of My Brother Vinny Charitable Organization; local volunteer Patricia Caporale; Tricy Cushner and Lisa Tomeny of the Alliance for Safe Kids; Yorktown Town Clerk Alice; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church volunteer Gerarda Brown, a mother of 9 and grandmother of 29; Yorktown Senior Nutrition Director Mary DeSilva; Yorktown Teen Center president Helena Rodriguez; founder of Special Program and Resource Connection Rose Rothe; Jessica D’Amato, founder of Young Yorktown Advocates United; Joan Seaboldt, founder of Yorktown Community HELP; Yorktown Central School District media manager Karli Wheeler; and the late youth and senior advocate Joan Valenstein.

    “It is truly wonderful to have had so many worthy nominees,” a statement from Grace’s office reads. “It speaks to the generous nature of Yorktowners, and that which truly makes Yorktown a great place to live. With so many worthy nominees, the task of nominating just one was a difficult one. The Town Board congratulates Katherine Quinn in her selection as this year’s Yorktown’s Women of Distinction and congratulations to all those who were otherwise nominated.”

    Relatedly, representatives of the above-named organizations are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Yorktown Community Affairs committee tonight at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue. (ARTICLE)

    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 00:00