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Sen. Ritchie seeking nominations for Women of Distinction awards


State Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie is seeking nominations for New York State Senate Women of Distinction awards.

Every year, the state Senate program honors women who are making a difference in their communities.

All nominees will be invited to a local recognition ceremony May 1 and one person from each state Senate district will be selected to travel to the Capitol to be honored at a special reception May 13, according to a news release from the senator’s office.

Women living in the 48th Senate District — including Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties — are eligible for nomination by family, friends or co-workers.

To make a nomination, call Sen. Ritchie’s office at 782-3418 or visit

The deadline is April 1.

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