Senator Ken LaValle is requesting nominations for a woman to be recognized as a New York State Senate First District’s “Woman of Distinction.” Residents of the Senate District are 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,” LaValle said.
The senate will honor a distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at a ceremony in early May in Albany. Each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women. 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. To nominate, go to the senator’s website and click the “Women of Distinction” icon to go to the online application or directly to the nomination form here. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 24.
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.