State Sen. Greg Ball recently announced that 22 women from throughout the 40th Senate District have been nominated for the second annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Included nominees were Beekman resident Faye Garito and Pawling resident Rose Clarkson.

Born and raised in Dutchess County, Garito grew up on a farm in Beekman and is a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Master Planning Committee, Economic Development Committee and Zoning Update Committee. Clarkson, who grew up in the Town of Pawling, served as town clerk for 25 years, retiring at age 77.

Created and hosted by Ball, the Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame honors outstanding women from throughout the district.

“The Women of Distinction Ceremony was a project I launched in recognition of Women’s History Month and inspired by the accomplished and outstanding women I have had the privilege of collaborating with through my current tenure serving the people of the 40th Senate District,” Ball said in a statement

The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame will be hosted at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel. The honorees will also be included on a “Traveling Wall of Fame” that will be on display throughout Ball’s district. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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