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In commemorating Women’s History Month at the March 20th Special Presentations, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough said, “I’m excited to recognize some phenomenal women in the community. March is Women’s History Month and it’s only fitting that we recognize some leading ladies in our community — women who have been very impactful in our community.”
Councilwoman Fairclough said, “I would like to honor the contributions of local women leaders who contribute to our wonderful and diverse community.” She called each woman to the front of the Council Chambers and presented them with a bouquet of red roses and baby’s breath.
Individuals recognized included:
About Women’s History Month:
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.