Flora Leamer to be Honored as a "Woman of Distinction" in Statewide Event on Wednesday


Senator Ranzenhofer today announced that Flora Leamer of Clarence and Akron has been selected as a 2009 New York State Women of Distinction.

“I am proud to honor Flora as a Woman of Distinction and even prouder of her dedication and service to the communities of Akron and Clarence throughout the years,” said Senator Ranzenhofer. 

Leamer will be honored Wednesday, June 10 at a reception in Albany, where her photograph and biography will be displayed in a special public exhibit. 

“I am honored and humbled to be nominated as a Woman of Distinction 2009. We live in such a wonderful community and I am thankful and blessed by God to be able to participate and contribute in the community. Giving back is a rewarding experience and something I look forward to doing every day,” said Flora Leamer.

Flora Leamer was born and raised in Akron and now lives in Clarence with her husband, John.  She graduated from Akron High School and Erie Community College with a major in accounting.  Currently, Leamer is a Tax Accountant for Domachowski, Kempisty and Salvatore, LLC. 

Over the years, Leamer has been an active member in various community organizations, especially as a participant in the Clarence Senior Center, the Garden Friends of Clarence Club, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Heart Association and the Clarence Woman’s Club.  As an active member of the Clarence Hollow Association, Flora has served as Treasurer, Chairperson of the Memorial Day Chicken BBQ and helped with Day in the Park and Walk the Villages.  Additionally, she remains an active member of the Newstead and Clarence Historical Societies.

The Women of Distinction program was created in 1998 to honor New York women who exemplify personal excellence or whose professional achievements or acts of courage, selfishness, integrity or perseverance serve as an example to all New Yorkers.