Lindenhurst Resident Honored for Contributions to Community
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Senator Phil Boyle honored Lindenhurst resident Jennifer Mackie as part of the New York State Senate’s 16th Annual Women of Distinction ceremony on May 7, 2013. Mackie, a mother of three sons who works as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist with autistic children, was nominated by local residents to receive special recognition by the State Senate as a New York “Woman of Distinction” for her outstanding contributions to her community.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Mackie created a non-profit organization called “Adopt a House” to help provide support for area residents who have been affected by unfortunate circumstances.
“Jennifer Mackie is a remarkable woman,” said Senator Boyle. “Her dedication to our community and tireless work to help families in need is truly inspiring. It is leaders like Jennifer who help define us in times of adversity, and I am grateful for this opportunity to honor her accomplishments.”
The Senate honored distinguished women from throughout the state at a ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography became part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women. Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the world 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.