Senator John Brooks invites local residents from the 8th Senate District to nominate friends, colleagues and neighborhood leaders whose outstanding work on behalf of their communities make them deserving of special recognition as a “Woman of Distinction” by the New York State Senate.
“There are remarkable women on Long Island who devote an incredible amount of time, energy, and passion into strengthening and bettering their communities. The annual ‘Women of Distinction' award provides the opportunity to formally recognize the contributions these women make and thank them for all that they do,” said Senator Brooks.
Previous winners in the annual event have included educators, business leaders, volunteers, advocates, innovators, everyday heroes and those who have persevered through difficult times.
The Senate will hold a ceremony honoring the women selected from each Senate District on May 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Albany, NY. A photograph and biography description will be showcased as a part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.
The Women of Distinction program was created as part of the Senate’s celebration of Women’s History Month. In addition to recognizing present-day women, each March, the Senate hosts a display that honors other distinguished women from New York’s past, from leaders of the 19th Century suffragist movement to pioneers in education, science, and the arts.
All nominations must be received by Wednesday, March 20, 2019