Local ladies honored as ‘Women of the Year’

Published Feb 26, 2017 at 9:00am

New York State Women, Inc. Mohawk Valley Chapter recently announced the 2017 “Women of the Year” recipients.

Mary Chapin: Women’ Rights Trailblazer Award. Chapin is a long-time women’s rights advocate.

Ann D’Ambosio: Community Advocate For The Arts Award. She is chief curator and director of Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

Phyllis Ellis: Health Care Advocate Award. She is the director of Oneida County Health Department.

Heidi Foote: Business Woman Advocate Award. She is the owner of Freeman & Foote Jewelers.

Dawn Laguerre: Community Activist & Emissary Award. She is an education advocate for students.

Dr. Cheryl B. Minor: Education Advocate Award. She is principal of Watson Williams School.

Florence Wood: Unsung Heroine Award, educator.

The awards dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Daniele’s Banquet Hall, Seneca Turnpike, New Hartford. Tickets are $40 per person and should be reserved by March 20. To make reservations, contact Colleen Cavallo at 315-292-4874.