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Syracuse to honor women in the environment

In honor of Women's History Month the Syracuse Commission

for Women will be holding their 3rd Annual Women's History Month

Luncheon, hosted by Mayor Matthew J. Driscoll, with keynote speaker Dr.

Deborah Stanley, President, State University of New York at Oswego on

Tuesday, March 24, at the Empire Room at the New York State

Fairgrounds from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Awards will be presented, to the following honorees, who have demonstrated leadership in protecting the environment on a local, state, national or international level.

Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet

(Adult Awards)

Susan Miller

Deputy Director Lake Improvement Projects

Department of Water Environment Protection

Onondaga County

Lee Macbeth

Watershed Control Coordinator

City of Syracuse

Maureen O. Fellows, Ph.D.

Director, Government Relations and Institutional Planning

SUNY ESF

Jennifer Spoor

Green Schools and Colleges Coordinator

Naef Recycling

Regina Jones

Assistant Director

Office of Multicultural Affairs

Manager, Haudenosaunee Promise

Syracuse University

Melissa Perry

Director of Sustainability

Destiny USA

Youth Awards

Madeline Jarvis Corcoran High School

Tanshanaka Williams Fowler High School

Quineashia Lee Henninger High School

Molly Naef Nottingham High School

Community Service

Baltimore Woods - Nature in the City Program

Onondaga Earth Corps

The Green Space Committee of the Near West Side Initiative

The Syracuse Commission for Women:

this is an advisory body to the Mayor whose purpose is to realize the rights of women of all ages to equal opportunity and participation in the affairs of the community; to ensure women of all ages freedom from discrimination based on gender and to assure them of the benefits of equal opportunity and the full utilization of their talents to promote their educational, health,

economic and social well-being.

The skinny:

Event: Women's History Month Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, March 24

Time: 12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Place: Empire Room at the New York State Fairgrounds

cost: $30

For more information call 448-8101 or e-mail: SyracuseCommmissionforWomen@ci.syracuse.ny.us.

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