O'Mara reminds area residents that nominations are being accepted for the Senate's 2022 'Women of Distinction' tribute

Thomas F. O'Mara

March 18, 2022

The "Woman of Distinction" tribute is a meaningful recognition. I look forward to this annual opportunity to recognize an outstanding area citizen.

Elmira, N.Y., March 18—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today reminded area residents that he is seeking nominations for the Senate's 25th annual "Women of Distinction" program to honor local women making outstanding contributions to area communities.

The Senate's annual "Women of Distinction" program coincides with Women's History Month celebrations in New York State throughout March. 

O’Mara and his Senate colleagues select one new “Woman of Distinction” honoree from their respective legislative districts annually.  This year’s honorees will once again be honored through a virtual awards ceremony later this year.

In 2021, O’Mara paid tribute to Natasha Thompson, President and CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, as his district’s "Woman of Distinction.”

"The ‘Woman of Distinction’ tribute is a meaningful recognition.  I look forward to this annual opportunity to recognize an outstanding area citizen," said O’Mara, whose 58th Senate District encompasses all of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben and Yates counties, and part of Tompkins County (the city and town of Ithaca, and the towns of Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses).  "We all know someone who makes an enormous difference to the community at large.  Whether she is a service provider, a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty, a businesswoman, or simply a community resident known for her good deeds, I'd like to see her recognized."

Nominations can be submitted online HERE