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City of Yonkers Accepting Nominations for Mayor Mike Spano's Annual "Women of Distinction" Award

Post Date:03/04/2016 5:40 PM

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YONKERS, NY – March 4, 2016 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City of Yonkers is accepting nominations for his annual “Women of Distinction” Award, presented each year during the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. The annual “Women of Distinction” Award recognizes Yonkers women who have served their community and positively impacted the City and the lives of its residents. Residents can nominate a woman of distinction on the City website.

“Yonkers is a city of trailblazers and I’m honored to recognize the women who lead our community, who impact change and who give so much of themselves to make Yonkers a better city in which to live, work and raise a family,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “I encourage Yonkers residents to nominate the heroes in their lives for our Women of Distinction Award.”

To nominate a Yonkers resident for the Women of Distinction Award, residents are encouraged to fill out the nomination form on the City’s website at The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, March 18; the award ceremony will be held on Monday, March 28 at 6:00 pm at City Hall (Ceremonial Courtroom, Fourth Floor).

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 March was officially declared “Women’s History Month.”

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