Assembly Member William Colton and Democratic City Council candidate Susan Zhuang celebrated women who gave back to the community with a special ceremony on March 12, at the Italian-American multicultural community center, Il Centro.
The 40 women, who were nominated for the honor by local organizations, businesses and private individuals, play key roles in building and strengthening the communities they are a part of.
“I am delighted to help celebrate these extraordinary women,” said Zhuang.
“Often the unsung heroes, they work tirelessly to improve the neighborhoods they live in, because they understand that communities are stronger when those who live there are active and engaged.”
These honorees represent the diversity of the area, according to Zhuang, who emphasized the importance of recognizing the contributions of women, not only during Women’s History Month but all year round.
Zhuang, a Bensonhurst resident who herself began her career in public service as a volunteer in Colton’s office has said she is committed to improving the quality of life for all those who live in the newly-redrawn district.
She was recently endorsed by the New Majority NYC, an organization that works to elect women to the New York City Council, and is, in the words of New Majority Executive Director Jessica Haller, “committed to building power for women, and constantly cultivating talent to sustain authentic gender representation.”