Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Office of Women’s Services are calling on County residents to nominate candidates for the prestigious Suffolk County Women’s Hall of Fame, beginning March 20 through June 1, 2017. In its 17th year, the Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of women that have worked tirelessly to make Suffolk County a better place for all residents. This year’s inductees will join a group of 29 outstanding women who have been enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
Inductees to the Class of 2017 Women’s Hall of Fame will be honored for their services to the community and acknowledged for being an inspiration to future generations. Suffolk County’s Office of Women’s Services will host a celebration and event of public recognition in the month of September.
“We are honored to once again open the nomination for the Suffolk County Women’s Hall of Fame as we honor those individuals that have made contributions to their community,” said County Executive Bellone. “These trailblazers have inspired others to shatter that invisible glass ceiling and I encourage everyone to participate in this celebration of women’s history.”
Established in 1999, the Suffolk County Women’s Hall of Fame gives public recognition to Suffolk County women who have displayed incredible character and courage either in overcoming personal hurdles or driving change in their respective communities. Women of every culture, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Suffolk County, and this induction celebrates those contributions and their accomplishments.
Individuals or organizations that are interested in nominating candidates for the 2017 class are encouraged to fill out the nomination form here: http://ce.suffolkcountyny.gov/whof/ or contact Grace Ioannidis at the Suffolk County Executive Office of Women’s Services at 631-853-8271 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination criteria for the Suffolk County Women’s Hall of Fame are:
- A candidate should reside in Suffolk County and be;
- A woman who has overcome great personal barriers including tragedy to continue as a model of courage and involvement;
- A woman who has sacrificed economic or personal security to give to her community or non-profit service;
- A woman who, in addition to her everyday commitments of family and career, volunteers a substantial amount of time to help those in need;
- A woman whose passion, leadership and vision in her chosen profession has inspired, taught or challenged us in some way.