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City of Yonkers Accepting 2018 Nominations for Mayor Mike Spano’s Annual “Women of Distinction” Award

Post Date:03/01/2018 1:22 PM

Mayor's News

YONKERS, NY – March 1, 2018 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City of Yonkers is accepting nominations for the city’s annual “Women of Distinction” Award, presented each year during March to celebrate Women’s History Month. The annual “Women of Distinction” Award recognizes Yonkers women who have served their local community and positively impacted the lives of Yonkers residents.  The public can nominate a Yonkers resident as a woman of distinction at

“Yonkers is full of great women who give so much of themselves to make Yonkers a better city in which to live, work and play. They are the ones who lead our community and enact change,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “I encourage Yonkers residents to nominate the heroes in their lives for our Women of Distinction Award.”

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, March 19; the award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 28 at 6:00 pm at Yonkers City Hall.

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month originated in 1981 when Congress passed a resolution requesting President Reagan to commemorate “Women’s History Week.” The President proclaimed the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as the first Women’s History Week and the nation continued to designate a week in March as Women’s History Week until 1987 when the month of March was officially declared “Women’s History Month.” 

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