Still Time to Nominate a ‘Woman of Distinction for 2013

Oyster Bay confers distinguished honor on local women in various categories of community service.

There is still time to submit nominations for the Town of Oyster Bay's 15th annual “Women of Distinction” awards program. 

“Each year, the town has the privilege of honoring designated ‘Women of Distinction’ in each of eight categories,” said Oyster Bay Councilwoman Rebecca Alesia. “Winners will be recognized in March 2013 in celebration of Women’s History Month.”

Anyone can submit a nomination form. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2012.

Nominating forms have been distributed to libraries throughout the town. They can also be found at Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Town’s website, www.oysterbaytown.com.

“Anybody is welcome to submit an application, including those who have done so in the past and whose candidate was not been selected.”

Women who either live or work in the Town of Oyster Bay may be nominated in the following categories:

  • Arts: Outstanding woman who has contributed to the cultural life of the community through theatre, dance, music, art or literature.
  • Business: Professional woman in a position as owner, CEO or high-level manager of a business or industry.
  • Community and Civic Affairs: A leader, supervisor, administrator, manager or member who has made a contribution to the community.
  • Education: A woman educator, administrator or director of a public or private institution of learning who has been outstanding in the field.
  • Government: Woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the community through her work in or with local government.
  • Health Services: Individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the health services field.
  • Humanitarian: An outstanding woman who has made a contribution to the community. This individual may or may not be affiliated with a commercial, professional or non-profit agency or group.
  • Volunteer: A woman who has made an outstanding contribution in serving the needs of others.

“Now, in its 15th year, the Women of Distinction program continues to be a strong tradition and a successful tribute to the outstanding accomplishments of women from throughout the Town of Oyster Bay,” Alesia said. “Each woman honored will stand as a role model for young women throughout the town."


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