Honoring Women Who Lead in Our Community
On Saturday, April 8, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his 8th Annual Spring Open House and Awards Ceremony at his Sunnyside District Office to honor women who lead in the community. The Majority Leader presented proclamations to seven women whose work and contributions in education, environmental protection, caring for and feeding those in need, protecting our libraries, and using the power of film to expose injustice and change minds and hearts strengthen our community in Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria, and New York City as a whole.
Each and every day, women all across our city and country go unrecognized for their extraordinary contributions that improve our lives. It is hugely important that we recognize, honor, and celebrate the work of women everywhere, including these seven inspiring women who lead in our community and serve as an example for the next generation of women leaders. We must continue to tear down barriers that hold women back, and we must especially encourage more young women to run for public office.
Deborah Alexander, Community Education Council 30 Co-President
Heather Laurel, Woodside-Sunnyside Runners
Elizabeth Ciro, St. Raphael Church Food Pantry
Helen Ho, Director of External Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
Selena Blake, Film Maker and Activist
Meghan Cirrito, Library & Education Leader
Dorothy Morehead, Environmental Activist and CB 2 Member