Senator Kemp Hannon invites 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 our area and throughout the state at a future 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," Senator Hannon said. "The 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.
Women who live in the Sixth Senate District, which includes all of Garden City, Levittown, Island Trees, Plainedge, North Massapequa, Old Bethpage, Hempstead and Uniondale; and parts of Bethpage, East Meadow, Farmingdale, Franklin Square, Massapequa, North Bellmore, Plainview, Seaford, Wantagh, West Hempstead and Westbury are eligible to be considered as a "Woman of Distinction."
To nominate a special women, send a letter to Senator Hannon including name and address of nominee; name of nominating individual; contact information for both individuals; awards or achievements; community, civic or business involvement/recognition; major influences; obstacles overcome and major accomplishments. Nomination letters must be submitted by Friday, March 3, to the following address: 224 Seventh Street, Garden City, New York 11530. For more information, contact Senator Hannon's community office at 739-1700.