Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt announced this week the list of 17 honorees for the second annual 99th Assembly District Women of Distinction ceremony.
These honorees will be formally honored at an event to be held on Monday, May 17, at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, at 6:30 p.m.
Local leaders from each municipality in the 99th Assembly District were asked to nominate one woman who has made a positive impact on their community and is worthy of this official recognition.
The nominees are women who seek to impact their community for the greater good and are known for their diligence and conscientious effort to make meaningful improvements to their communities through civic, religious, educational or other community-based efforts.
The honorees and the communities they live in within the 99th Assembly District are:
Town of Blooming Grove: Dotty Murphy
Village of South Blooming Grove: Patricia Morrice
Village of Washingtonville: Celina Rofer
Town of Chester: Sharon Conklin
Village of Chester: Michelle Deshler
Village of Cornwall-On-Hudson: Jeanne Mahoney
Town of Goshen: Ann Daly
Village of Goshen: Marcia Matheus
Town of Hamptonburgh: Lori Stevens
Town of Highlands: Mabel Galu, posthumously
Village of Highland Falls: Linda Green
Town of New Windsor: Susan Scheible
Town of Stony Point: Christine Silverstein
Town of Wawayanda: Teresa Piece
Town of Woodbury: Maria Hunter
Village of Woodbury: Desiree Potvin
District-wide: County Clerk Annie Rabbitt
“This past year has been incredibly difficult for all of us,” Schmitt said in the press release announcing the honorees. “This evening of celebration of these nominees is a perfect way to focus on the positives and resiliency of our district.”