Assemblyman Brian Curran saluted women from the community, active in all walks of life as New York State Women of Distinction.
These two-dozen neighbors have gone above and beyond the call of civic engagement and community outreach to make Nassau County and the communities of the 21st Assembly District a better place.
Rockville Centre resident Edyth DeBaun was saluted. She, as well as her late husband Joseph, can be considered area legends. The owners and operators of Camp DeBaun for many years in Oceanside, Edyth helped oversee ensuring many of our area children had fantastic memories that span their lifetimes.
The founder of Oceanside Kiwanettes, Edyth's community service has put others before herself for years, whether it be with Oceanside Community Service, Oceanside School District Scholarship Committee, American Field Service and the American Red Cross.
However, of all Edyth DeBaun’s accomplishments, none are more important than her family of 4 children, 11 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren.
Rockville Centre's Suzanne Sullivan Suzanne Sullivan makes a difference in the Rockville Centre community every day - as a wife, a mother and a civic activist.
A member of the Rockville Centre Village Planning Board and the Board of Directors of the RVC St. Patrick's Day Parade, Suzanne has a reputation for always lending a hand and making herself available whenever needed. The Boys Scouts, St. Agnes Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and St. Agnes CYO 6th Grade Basketball Tournament have all benefited from Suzanne’s time and talent.
“The selflessness and dedication these women have shown to our community is an uplifting example of devotion to our area and residents. It is my honor to show them this small token of recognition for the hard work and perseverance they have showed for our community,” said Assemblyman Curran.