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Posted on: March 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Village of Hempstead Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Village of Hempstead celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring women in public service and government in the community who have overcome obstacles, broken barriers and made noteworthy contributions to the entire community.

“Every March, the Village of Hempstead celebrates the notable accomplishments of women in the community to help broaden awareness and promote equality,” said Village of Hempstead Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. “By coming together to support our outstanding women we build a better, more skilled and more inclusive community.”

During the event Honorable Ayesha Brantley delivered a keynote speech honoring the contributions of women throughout history. Honorees included Chairperson to the Parks & Recreation Board Vanessa Henry, volunteer firefighter Tanya McDougald, local business owner Michelle Esquenazi and Detective Melba Fong-Lee. Village Attorney Debra Urbano-DiSalvo served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

“The Village of Hempstead is proud to be home to countless outstanding women, and we are pleased to recognize their many accomplishments,” said Village of Hempstead Deputy Mayor Luis Figueroa. “The theme of this year’s Women’s History Month Celebration was to honor women in public service and government.”

For more information about the Village of Hempstead Women’s History Month Celebration visit the Incorporated Village of Hempstead’s website at or call 516-489-3400.

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