Annual Program Honors Women’s Outstanding Contributions to Our Community
State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/I/C - Mount Hope) today invited local residents from the 42nd Senate District to nominate colleagues, friends, and neighborhood leaders whose exceptional work on behalf of their communities make them deserving of special recognition as a New York “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate.
Previous honorees have included business leaders, community advocates, educators, everyday heroes, volunteers, innovators, and those who triumphed despite difficult odds. This program is part of Women’s History celebration in March and provides a great opportunity to nominate a woman who has made a remarkable contribution.
A ceremony honoring the distinguished woman from each Senate District will be held in Albany on Tuesday, May 13th. The honoree from each senate district will have their photograph and biography displayed as part of a special exhibit showcasing the contributions of exemplary New York women.
“There are incredible women in New York State who devote a great deal of time, energy, and patience into making their communities stronger. The annual Women of Distinction Program provides the opportunity to recognize the success of these valuable women at the local level and celebrate their achievements at the state level. This program also provides a special occasion to thank women for their notable impact on the lives of others,” said Senator Bonacic.
“I am anxious to receive the nominees of outstanding women who have made a significant difference to our communities,” said Senator Bonacic. If you would like to nominate a woman who lives in the 42nd Senate District, which includes the Counties of Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, please send an email to Senator Bonacic’s Office at Catania@NYSenate.gov. Nominations must include a brief biography of approximately 300 words detailing the reason your nominee should be selected as this year’s Woman of Distinction. Nominations must include the town or city of residence and phone number of the nominee. Those making nominations should also include their own name and contact information. Nominations must be received by March 26, 2014.