Outstanding Women in Somerset County Awards Program

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Reservations Accepted for Outstanding Women Awards Dinner

FRANKLIN – Reservations are being taken for the 2019 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women.

This year’s program will be held Friday, March 29, at The Imperia, located at 1714 Easton Ave., Somerset.  A cash bar will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $60 per person. Advance reservations are required by March 15; reservations will not be taken at the door.

To print the reservation form click here. For more information, contact commission member Marti Kalko at (908) 385-7948 or papayak@aol.com.

 “I’m proud that we have so many accomplished women in Somerset County,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh, commission liaison. “It’s wonderful that we can recognize these women and their accomplishments publicly – and being able to honor them during Women's History Month makes the event even more significant.”

Honorees are women who live in Somerset County. This year’s recipients by category are:

  • Arts/Entertainment/Sports – Patricia McGarry of North Plainfield
  • Business/Entrepreneurs/Information Technology – Jacqueline Morales of Bedminster
  • Education – Dr. Wanda Brooks-Long of Franklin
  • Environmental Initiatives – Melissa Almendinger of Hillsborough
  • Government/Public/Social Service – Pamela Borek of Hillsborough
  • Hometown Hero – Joni McKelvey of Raritan
  • Journalism/Media/Law – Bernice Jalloh of Franklin Park
  • Medicine/Health Services – Ileen Bradley of Branchburg
  • Volunteerism – Kelly Mazzocchi of Peapack


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Previous Winners*

Outstanding Women in Somerset County 1994-2018

Press Releases*

2018-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2017-Outstanding Women Award Winners

2016-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2015-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2013-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2012-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2011-Outstanding Women Award Winners
2010-Outstanding Women Award Winners

*Note: No awards presented in 2014.

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