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Assemblyman Jone’s 2017 Women of Distinction Announced

From the Office of Assemblyman Billy Jones  

Throughout the month of March, Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) received almost 100 nominations in honor of Women’s History Month for his upcoming 2017 Women of Distinction Awards. Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony this weekend.

Jones noted, “This event will serve as a great opportunity to support and honor the selfless actions of North Country women.  Together, we can celebrate the incredible women who are dedicated to bringing lasting progress to our community.”

The Women of Distinction Awards recognizes women who have made an impact in fields such as education, business, health care, volunteerism, military service and community service. All of the winners reside in the 115thAssembly District, which includes Clinton and Franklin counties, as well as the towns of Brasher, Lawrence, Piercefield and Hopkinton in St. Lawrence County.

“After careful review and much deliberation, I selected seven winners for six categories, with one category being shared by two constituents for their partnership in community service over the last 40 years,” said Assemblyman Jones.

Winners by Category:

Law Enforcement: Jessica Facteau

Education: Susan Kenoyer

Health Care: Ellen LaMora

Community Engagement: Janet McFetridge

Crusader: Rebecca Preve

Volunteerism: Sue Stubbs and Judy Austin

The winners will be recognized at the Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony, held on Saturday, April 15 at 11:30, in the rotunda of Plattsburgh City Hall, 41 City Hall Place. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Assemblyman Jones is also happy to announce that Linda Bourgeois, President and CEO of UFirst Federal Credit Union, will be Emceeing the event.

For more information, contact Assemblyman Jones at 518-562-1986 or  To learn more about these amazing women and their service to our district, visit

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