Carmel, N.Y. – (3/30/12) – Over 30 women from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Among them was, Caroline Reichenberg who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Dover, New York.
Created and hosted by Senator Ball, The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame was designed to honor outstanding women from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each city, town and village within the Senator’s district was asked to nominate a woman to be honored at the event. All the nominees were formally honored and inducted in the Hall of Fame at a district-wide ceremony at The Donald B. Smith, Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel, NY.
Caroline Reichenberg personifies the attributes of a Woman of Distinction as a lifelong Dover resident and former elected official who has and continues to fulfill her life’s purpose and meaning through service to others. As the Dover Town Clerk from 1992 until her retirement at the end of 2011, Ms. Reichenberg assisted countless residents and others through her words, deeds and personal example.
In addition to her 20-year tenure as town clerk, Ms. Reichenberg is a charter member of the Town of Dover Historical Society who played a leadership role in the preservation of the Town’s Historic Tabor Wing House, its placement of the National Register of Historic Places and the publication of the History of Dover Township.
If a town organization or activity celebrates an aspect of Dover’s history, culture or natural beauty, Ms. Reichenberg is there to lend her support. Ms. Reichenberg was a member of the Town’s 1976 Bicentennial Committee and served as co-chair of Dover’s 2007 Town Bicentennial Celebration Committee. A crowning achievement of the 2007 Bicentennial festivities was Ms. Reichenberg’s successful effort to secure the donation of 1807 Town of Dover Meeting Minutes Book in cooperation with the former proprietors of the Old Drovers Inn, the location of the first town meeting. Ms. Reichenberg was instrumental in facilitating the public-private partnership that resulted in the Town’s acquisition of the Dover Stone Church as a founding member of the Friends of Dover Stone Church organization.
In 2007, Ms. Reichenberg received a Congressional Certificate of Recognition from Congressman Maurice Hinchey and an Award of Excellence from Dutchess County Executive William Steinhaus. In honor of her service to our community, Town of Dover Supervisor Ryan Courtien appointed Ms. Reichenberg as a 2012 town historian.
“The woman who are here today were nominated by their communities, hand-picked because they chose a path of leadership, living a life of service before self,” said Senator Greg Ball. “Each one of these women here today is so well deserving of this honor because they have built a reputation of action, compassion and integrity a path that that stands as an example to all.”
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.