Legislator Steven J. Flotteron recognized the 2021 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction Award nominee for the 11th Legislative District, Lynn Luttenberg, for her dedication and contributions to the West Islip community. Ms. Luttenberg continues to tirelessly give of her time and talents to bring others together for the betterment of her community. In addition to serving as Vice President of West Islip Association and President of West Islip Historical Society, she was instrumental in the restoration of the original La Grange Inn building into The West Islip Museum which opened in 2019, including raising significant funds to complete the project and collecting artifacts from West Islip residents, businesses and historical pieces from the now closed Higbie School.
Ms. Luttenberg is also a member of Women of West Islip (WOWI), helping bring a sense of community to those looking to volunteer and help others with things such as donations for local food pantries and acting as the liaison in the outreach branch of volunteering. One of her most significant contributions is the Historical Society’s yearly Memorial Day tradition with local Boy Scout Troops and the American Legion in recognizing Revolutionary War Veterans buried in a small cemetery in Northern West Islip.