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Hannon: Nominate Women of Distinction

The New York State senator is seeking nominations for the annual award.

New York State Senator , R- Garden City, is seeking nominations for the annual Women of Distinction award.

“I’m inviting all Sixth Senatorial District residents to nominate a special lady whose outstanding work on behalf of her community makes her deserving of special recognition by the New York State Senate,” said Hannon.  “The Senate’s Women of Distinction’ program honors the remarkable efforts of local residents who contribute to making our communities better, our families stronger, and serve as examples to others.”

The Senate will honor a distinguished woman from this district and throughout the state at a May 15 ceremony in Albany, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York women.  

Hannon’s nominee will join other distinguished ladies from across New York State with a special reception  and ceremony in the Legislative Office Building in Albany on that date.

“This program provides a special opportunity to honor extraordinary ladies for their achievements, and to thank them for the pride they bring to our communities,” said Hannon.

Previous winners in this annual event have included 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. 

Anyone wishing to nominate a Woman of Distinction should provide a short cover letter supporting their nomination, and a 250-word biography and high-resolution photograph. The deadline for submissions is April 6.

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 the leaders of the 19th Century suffrage movement to pioneers in education, science and the arts. Contact Hannon's office at 516-739-1700 for more details. 

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