Yorktown WOD

Brewster, N.Y. – (6/10/13) – Tricy Cushner has been honored as the Town of Yorktown’s nomination for the 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame, hosted by Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson).

“It is my pleasure to accept Mrs. Cushner into my Women of Distinction Hall of Fame” says Senator Greg Ball. “I commend her for her selfless dedication to the community of Yorktown and I greatly look forward to the ceremony in September.”

“It is a tremendous honor to receive the Women of Distinction Award for a community that has been so receptive and caring from the first day my family arrived here in 2001. It is an absolute pleasure to be involved with so many Yorktown community members who enjoy the same labor of love necessary to keep each other safe and cared for,” said Cuschner about the nomination. “Senator Ball’s proclamation includes a statement recognizing the ability to inspire others with compassion, diligence and commitment which immediately allowed me to think of the many others who inspired and continue to inspire me this way. I share this award with the tireless Yorktown volunteers who truly make our community a better place each and every day.”

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. Towns, villages and cities district-wide are currently in the process of selecting their nominees that will eventually lead up to a hall of fame ceremony in Carmel.

“Tricy does amazing work for the community in working with our children to raise awareness and help prevent the use of harmful drugs in our town,” said Yorktown Town Supervisor Michael Grace. “This is a great event that Senator Ball hosts every year to allow us to recognize great community members such as Tricy.”

Mrs. Cushner was born in Wurzburg, Germany and has been married for twenty years. She is the mother to three loving children as well. Mrs. Cushner graduated from Columbia college in South Carolina with a degree in accounting.

She has donated much of her time back to the community in which she lives, serving as the President and Treasurer of the Alliance for Safe Kids for the past 7 years. She also serves on the Yorktown School District Council of PTSA’s, is a Yorktown Girl Scout Mentor, participated in relay for life, and Drug Crisis in Our Backyard just to name a few. In 2012 she was awarded the Yorktown Lions community service award as well as won the Yorktown dancing with the stars fundraiser.

The ceremony will be hosted on Saturday, September 8, 2013 at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel starting at 2pm.


For more information, 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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