Carmel, N.Y. – (2/15/2012) – On Wednesday, February 15th, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) visited the Carmel Town Hall to accept the town’s nomination of Donna DiMaggio as a Woman of Distinction and continued his “Jobs Tour”.

Donna DiMaggio is a teacher and coach at Mahopac High School. She has coached many field hockey, soccer and softball teams to numerous league championships and in 2001 coached a state championship field hockey team. In addition to the Women of distinction award Donna has also been named, the 2001 and 2010 Section I field hockey coach of the year, 2005 NYSAHPERD “Amazing Person Award” and the 2000 Westchester/ Putnam Special Olympics “Striving For Excellence Award”. When Donna is not teaching or coaching she spends her time volunteering at numerous organizations including, Westchester/ Putnam Special Olympics, MHS girls field hockey winter and summer leagues, MHS environmental club and many more.

“It is impressive how much Donna has done for this community. She has dedicated herself to our youth and serves as a great mentor and inspiration,” Senator Ball said. “She has built a well deserved reputation as a woman of distinction and I am honored to accept her nomination!”

Senator Ball has asked each town, village, and city within the 40th Senate District to choose a nominee for induction into his Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.  Nominees will be formally inducted during a ceremony to be held on March 30th.

“Donna DiMaggio works so hard for the community and doesn’t expect anything in return,” said Carmel Town Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt. “ I can’t think of anyone more deserving to be nominated for this honor. Hats off to Donna DiMaggio.”

Senator Ball also continued his “Jobs Tour” at the town hall to update residents and community leaders on his job creation initiatives and asked for their ideas on how to bring jobs to the area.

Senator Ball has helped to pass major legislation that: delivered $250 Million in savings for more than 290,000 local businesses; delivered $67 million for local projects, creating jobs through major construction projects; capped property taxes at 2% to help working families and seniors hold on to their homes; helped to secure over $10 million dollars in economic development grants for the Hudson Valley region to finance major job creation projects; and repealed the job-killing MTA payroll tax completely for 80% of businesses previously paying it.

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Brittany Oat: (845) 200-9716.


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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