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Senator Webb Honors Local Women at Second Annual Women’s History Month Award Reception

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This past Friday (March 15th) Senator Lea Webb hosted her second annual Women’s History Month Award Reception at the State Office Building in Binghamton. Webb recognized 14 notable women from across Senate District 52, including three here in Cortland County.


Award recipients have significantly impacted their communities, including small business owners, educators, public servants, and community advocates.

SUNY Cortland’s Dr. Tracy Hudson, a Diversity Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor. She received a New York State Senate Proclamation. Noteworthy endeavors include delivering the keynote address for Cortland’s Juneteenth celebration, conducting Youth Mental Health First Aid workshops, and facilitating Kingian Nonviolence training for both the YWCA and SUNY Cortland.

Local Homer business women, owner of Sinfully Sweet Cafe, Stacey Pryor, received the New York State Senate Empire Award for Business Excellence.

Cortland YWCA Executive Director, Kelly Tobin, received New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement. In 2022, the YWCA opened its first permanent supportive housing for women and children survivors of Domestic Violence.

And in neighboring Tompkins County, Martha Robertson, Former Chair of the Tompkins County Legislature, received a New York State Senate Proclamation.

Full list of Awards and recognitions were presented to:

  • Dr. Anne C. Bailey, New York State Senate Commendation Award Recipient
  • Dr. Sharon Bryant, New York State Senate Commendation Award Recipient
  • Sharon Chesna, New York State Senate Commendation Award Recipient
  • Chantay Skrine, New York State Senate Empire Award for Business Excellence
  • Mary Kaminsky, New York State Senate Proclamation
  • Ruth Lewis, New York State Senate Proclamation
  • Josephine Burrell, New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement
  • Dr. Tracy Hudson, New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement
  • Denise Crystallia Dendtler Lee, New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement
  • Karima Legette, New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement
  • Schelley Michell-Nunn, New York State Senate Certificate of Achievement

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