BY NATHAN DUKE
On April 7, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park) honored seven local women during her 2018 Women of Distinction event to recognize women who give back to their Queens communities.
Pheffer Amato said that her office received more than 30 nominations for the awards. The honorees included Hamilton Beach’s Marie Persans, Belle Harbor’s Maureen McGee, Howard Beach’s Lisa Neumann and Maria Asaro, Far Rockaway’s Felicia Johnson, Rockaway Park’s Sophia Skeans and Roxbury’s Elizabeth Stoehr.
“This Saturday, we honored and recognized the dedicated women of our community, who are inspiring others and working hard to put our neighborhoods on a better path,” Pheffer Amato said. “I am so proud to honor each of these women who have made tremendous contributions to make our community a better place.”