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, Virginia “Ginny” Nacerino who was recognized for her distinguished volunteer service and civic commitment as a Woman of Distinction representing the Town of Patterson, 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.

Councilwoman Ginny Nacerino is a dedicated public servant and active community leader. As the only woman on the Patterson Town Board, Councilwoman Nacerino is a vocal, independent representative with a genuine passion and real commitment to the people of her town. In addition to her legislative and budgetary duties, Ginny has made community service a cornerstone of her work in local government. Councilwoman Nacerino has helped foster a stronger sense of community spirit and involvement by establishing many new programs for residents, from those that are young in age to young at heart. Most notable, Councilwoman Nacerino has spearheaded a Fashion Show & Wellness Expo for Phenomenal Women, which has become one of the town’s largest, annual recreation events. Councilwoman Nacerino has also instituted a Junior Recreation Board, introducing young residents to community services and local government, and recently introduced a Senior Prom for Patterson’s senior citizens. Councilwoman Nacerino is also an active volunteer for a variety of local organizations.

A 25-year Patterson resident, Councilwoman Nacerino is married with three children.

“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.



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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