Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) will present Peggy
Liuzzi, the Executive Director of Child Care Solutions, with the 2010
"Women of Distinction" award for the 50th Senate District. The Senate will
honor women from Central New York and throughout the State at a reception
this evening in Albany.
Ms. Liuzzi has worked to improve the lives of children since she
began teaching at Plymouth Day Care Center in 1972. Since then, she has
held various positions in early childhood education and has served on many
boards with a goal of improving the lives of children and their families.
"I am proud to honor Peggy Liuzzi," said Senator DeFrancisco. "She is
truly dedicated to improving the quality of life of children in the daycare
system and their families. She has found new and innovative ways to make
the childcare council more user-friendly for families needing child care. "
Senator DeFrancisco and his colleagues started the "Women of
Distinction" program in 1998, as a way to recognize the contributions of
women in New York State who have enhanced the lives of those around them
and who, through their achievements, have inspired other women and their
communities. Each honoree will be recognized at today's ceremony and their
photograph and biography will be displayed in an exhibit proclaiming the
special contributions of each "Woman of Distinction."
Previous honorees have included remarkable women from the academic,
civic and business arenas, as well as women who have performed heroic or
selfless acts, made significant discoveries, or provided examples of
personal excellence against difficult odds.