Senator Seward Invites Nominees for "Women of Distinction"

ALBANY, 05/15/09-- New York State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today invited local residents to nominate friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes them deserving of special recognition by the state senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

The senate will honor distinguished women from throughout the state at a June 10 Albany reception, where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.

"There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others," said Senator Seward. "The New York State Senate's 'Woman of Distinction' program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the special pride they bring to our communities."

Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the worlds of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

“I am proud to once again sponsor this outstanding program, and look forward to honoring our own local ‘Woman of Distinction’ in Albany on June 10th,” Seward concluded.

Women who live in the 51st senate district are eligible to be considered as a "Woman of Distinction." Special nomination forms are available by contacting Senator Seward's office at (607) 432-5524.  You may also click on the link below and dowload the form.  Replies can be faxed to (607) 432-4281, or e-mailed to  Nominations must be submitted by May 25th.