Several area women nominated for the state Senates Women of Distinction program will be honored at a ceremony hosted by state Sen. Patricia A. Ritchie, R-Heuvelton, at 6 p.m. today at Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St.
The 16 women were picked for their ability to make a difference in their communities.
The honorees for Jefferson County are Daryl S. Dee Brown, Judy Goodman and Mary Louise Hunt. The St. Lawrence County honorees are Dr. Kiri Brandy, Kelly O. Chezum, Rose Edward, Laurel Lee Roethel and Rhonda Lyn Roethel. The Oswego County honorees are Jody Fiorini, Nancy Fox, Dr. Gayanna Gilbraith, Jacqueline Gregg, Sandy Mensch, Sandy Sakonyi, Melanie Trexler and Jeanne Unger.
One of the 16 will be announced as the districts Woman of Distinction.