Jersey City Honors 27 with ‘Women of Action’ Awards Tonight

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To celebrate Women’s History Month, the city will honor 27 women during the 12th annual “Women of Action” Awards ceremony, which takes place tonight, March 25, at 6 pm at City Hall.

“Generations of women have taken the lead throughout history making significant contributions that have shaped our lives,” says Mayor Healy. “In paying tribute to them, we are also expressing our utmost gratitude for all they have done for us and recognize their commitment to improving the lives of the people in their community.”

The awards began in 1995 and ran through 2001. In 2005, the Healy administration brought them back after a four year hiatus.

Each City Council member gets to honor three women for their artistic, economic, innovative, political, or social contributions. Here they are:

Council President Peter Brennan

  • Josefina Rosario
  • Filomena Gidino
  • Ruby L. Hargrave

At-Large councilman Mariano Vega*

  • Marysal Nuni Gerdina
  • Jessica Fernandez Cruz
  • Luz Mari

At-Large councilwoman Willie Flood

  • Annie Jenkins
  • Monique Smith-Andreas
  • Lisa M. Mckinney

Councilman Mike Sottolano (Ward A)

  • Patricia Greiner
  • Yvette Thomas
  • Kathleen Boylan Chester

Councilwoman David Donnelly (Ward B)

  • Charlene Burke
  • Samantha Moore
  • Elda Pinchinat

Councilman Nidia Lopez (Ward C)

  • Kalyani Nandi
  • Miriam Melendez
  • Hanaa Hassan

Councilman Bill Gaughan (Ward D)

  • Margaret Magliulo
  • Linda Ann Parrish
  • Annrose Smith

Councilman Steven Fulop (Ward E)

  • Felicia Palmer
  • Diana Perales
  • Joan Trowbridge

Councilwoman Viola Richardson (Ward F)

  • Nicole Johnson
  • Annette Joyner
  • Juvonda S. Jackson
Jon Whiten

co-founder of the Jersey City Independent; he now works for a public-policy nonprofit in Trenton.

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