Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) recently honored local residents Councilwoman Angie Cullin and Gail Volk at the New York State Senate’s "Women of Distinction" ceremony in Albany earlier this week.
"Angie and Gail have both given so much of their time and effort towards helping people and making our community a better place to live. They have touched so many lives, and truly exemplify what community service is all about," said Senator Fuschillo. "On behalf of all the residents of the Eighth Senate District, I offer them my most sincere congratulations on receiving this very special honor, and thank them for all they have done in service to our community."
In 1987, Angie Cullin became the first woman in the history of the Town of Hempstead to serve asa member of the Town Board. She again made history in 1993 by becoming the first woman ever to hold the office of Receiver of Taxes. She returned to the Town Board in 2000 as the representative of the fifth councilmatic district, and was reelected again in 2003. In addition to her governmental service, Councilwoman Cullin belongs to a number of local charitable and civic organizations.
Gail Volk currently serves as Executive Director for the Community Wellness Council of the Bellmores and Merricks, a non profit organization whose mission is to promote substance abuse prevention by fostering emotional and physical wellness. She is also a Past President of the Child Care Council of Nassau County, a member of the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Control, Use, and Prevention Advisory Board. Ms. Volk is also very active in her local temple, organizing numerous charitable and philanthropic endeavors, such as Mitzvah Day and food programs for the needy.
The New York State Senate’s "Women of Distinction" program was created in 1998 to recognize outstanding women in our midst -- women living and working in New York State whose contributions have greatly enriched the quality of life in their communities and beyond.
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