The Town of Brookhaven has announced its 2013 Women’s Recognition Award Winners, and among them are a few accomplished women from the Miller Place-Rocky Point area.
The awards, given to women who have demonstrated excellence in their endeavors in a variety of areas, will be handed out at the 27th Annual Women’s Recognition Night on March 21 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The following are local award winners:
- Community Service Volunteer: Patti Kozlowski, Director/Co-Founder, North Shore Breast Cancer Coalition, Resident of Sound Beach.
- Community Service Professional: Elaine Gallagher, Special Recreation Program Supervisor, Town of Brookhaven’s Recreation and Sports Division, Resident of Rocky Point.
- Religion: Charlaine Apsel, Executive Director Parish Resource Center of LI, Resident of Mount Sinai.
- Sports: Anna Spallina, Head Coach, Varsity Cheerleading, Rocky Point UFSD, Resident of Rocky Point.
“Congratulations to all the recipients of this prestigious award,” said Supervisor Ed Romaine, “Each one has proven to be an exceptional individual who is committed to making their community a better place to live. The way that they live their lives is an inspiration to us all and I thank them for their service.”
Each winner was nominated by a member of the community and lives or works in the Town of Brookhaven. Nominations were considered by members of the Town of Brookhaven’s Women’s Advisory Board and selected based on resumes and letters of recommendation.
“I am happy to announce this year’s award winners, all of whom are very deserving of this honor," Councilwoman Walsh said. "They join an elite group of women who have been honored in the past and they should all be proud of their achievements and the example that they set for others to follow.”