For the past three years my office has given tribute to Women’s History Month by recognizing Brooklyn’s women who have demonstrated impressive service and character. These women are the “Extraordinary Women of Brooklyn”. In March 2010, my office will honor a new group of women and I urge my readers to participate in the process by nominating these special women in Brooklyn. The honorees have remarkable records of service. These women live in Brooklyn and are 18 and older. Each is nominated by their colleagues, friends, or family. The women honored are church and community leaders, social workers, teachers, doctors, mothers, and grandmothers. They not only care for their families and friends, but also dedicate themselves to taking care of countless others in their neighborhoods and larger communities.

Now, we are looking for thirty more women to celebrate their accomplishments. A special committee composed of staff from my office and prior honorees will select 2010’s “Extraordinary Women of Brooklyn”. I will recognize these Extraordinary Women in March with their families and friends.

I encourage my readers to submit the names of any women they wish to nominate for this special recognition in March 2010. The deadline for nominations is November 15th. You can nominate women by sending their name, contact information and biography in an e-mail, fax, or letter to:

Ms. Patricia Ruiz
Kings County District Attorney’s Office
350 Jay Street, 19th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: 718-250-2247
Fax: 718-250-2896

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Charles J. Hynes