NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HUDSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE:
CONTACT: James Kennelly, 201-966-3008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2012
Jersey City, NJ—Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Freeholder Doreen DiDomenico will co-host the County's celebration of Women's History Month tomorrow evening at 5:30 pm in the Conrad Rotunda of the historic Brennan Court House (583 Newark Avenue, Jersey City).
The ceremony honors by citation more than 30 remarkable Hudson County women who have made a difference in our community and our world in the field of education or in support of expanding educational opportunity. The evening also will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America and that organization's efforts to grow mentally, physically and spiritually.
"I am found of saying that I was raised by women," said County Executive DeGise, whose mother and older sister raised him after his father's death when he was still a small boy. "That is why I appreciate so much this chance each year to honor Hudson County county women who have made a powerful, positive impact on our community."
Freeholder DiDomenico who currently serves as the lone woman on the nine member Board of Chosen Freeholders, will also serve as the event's mistress of ceremonies.
"The National Women's History Project, from whom the County adopts its annual theme, focused this year on access to college education for women," said Freeholder DiDomenico. "We chose to expand the theme of education and look at how it empowers women. We are honoring women who are school teachers, literacy volunteers, fundraisers, educational administrators, historical preservation advocates, business mentors, artists, counselors, and legislators, all of whom through both professional and volunteer work, have inspired, empowered and assisted others through education."
The program will also include performance by the Courts Choir, a multimedia presentation focused on the history and influence of the Girl Scouts of America and a reception following the presentation of citations and special medals of honor.
The Hudson County Celebration of Women's History Month is sponsored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders, The Hudson County Executive's Office and presented and organized annually by the Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.