Women of Distinction Sought


New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle is once again seeking nominations for a woman to be recognized as a New York State Senate First District’s “Woman of Distinction.”

Residents of the district have been encouraged to nominate friends, spouses, coworkers and neighborhood leaders who have performed outstanding work on behalf of their communities.

“Once a year, this program provides us with a special opportunity to honor extraordinary women for their achievements.  I am proud that we have many deserving women in the area I represent.  I look forward to reviewing the accomplishments of all of the nominees.” Senator LaValle said.

The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from each of the state’s Senate districts in a ceremony in Albany on May 5. Each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming their contributions to society. Senator LaValle’s nominee will be invited to join other distinguished individuals from across New York State with a special reception and ceremony in the Legislative Office Building in Albany on that date.

To nominate someone, go to nysenate.gov/senator/kenneth-p-lavalle and click the “Women of Distinction” icon to be brought to the online application. The deadline for entries is April 13.

Previous winners 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.

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.