Pound Ridge's Joyce Butterfield Honored As Woman Of Distinction

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Pound Ridge's Joyce Butterfield has been nominated to Sen. Greg Ball's 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.
Pound Ridge's Joyce Butterfield has been nominated to Sen. Greg Ball's 2nd Annual Women of Distinction Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Greg Ball

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Pound Ridge resident Joyce Butterfield has been named as an honoree for State Sen. Greg Ball's Women of Distinction award, along with 22 others from the New York State Senate’s 40th District.

Butterfield is the president of the Pound Ridge Historical Society after serving as a board member since 1984.  She has also actively served on several other historical societies and organizations.  The mother of three is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts of America.

To read more about Butterfield, click here.

In March, Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) asked residents of his district – which includes parts of Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties – to submit nominations.

“While all those nominated have worked and volunteered without want of recognition, their efforts have not gone without notice or appreciation. The diversity and depth of their work speaks to the amount of time and dedication each has volunteered on behalf of and in support of a simple truth; that all change is local,” Ball’s statement said. “Each took it upon herself to respond to some compelling community need. These women did not wait or idle when the opportunity for real change presented itself. Instead, each used her own unique talents and skills to respond to an issue or challenge in her community that merited action.”

The Women Of Distinction Hall of Fame will be held Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Emergency Services Building in Carmel.  The honorees will also be included on a Traveling Wall of Fame that will be on display throughout the district.

To see the full list of 22 women chosen for the hall of fame, visit Ball's website.

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Joyce and I have worked together for many years as members of the Board of Trustees of the Pound Ridge Historical Society. Her energy, dedication and creativity are evident to anyone who works with her. This is a well-deserved honor!