Wyandanch, NY – Suffolk County Legislature Minority Leader Jason A. Richberg recently announced his pick for the 15th Legislative District’s 2022 Woman of Distinction, Town of Babylon Department of Human Services Commissioner Traci A. Fonville.
In celebration of Women’s History Month each March, the Legislature’s Woman of Distinction award recognizes women who demonstrate leadership, involvement and commitment to their community. Each of Suffolk County’s 18 legislators are asked to name one woman from his/her district as a “Woman of Distinction” and the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission then chose a county-wide winner from the 18 honorees. The top honor this year went to Commack resident and founder of Latina Sisters Support, Inc. Maria Teresa Romero for her work providing breast cancer outreach, education and support to non-English speaking women.
Traci A. Fonville currently serves as Commissioner of the Town of Babylon’s Department of Human Services. Traci began her career with the Town of Babylon in 2009 as the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner of Human Services. Nine months later, she was promoted to Deputy Commissioner and is now the newly appointed Commissioner. Traci oversees five Senior Citizens Centers as well as Drug and Alcohol Services, Senior Transportation, Women's Services, and the Food Pantry, and coordinates the department's yearly community events, including Black History Month, Women's History Month, and Hispanic Heritage Month programs. She organizes quarterly Women's Empowerment Forums to facilitate networking opportunities for women business owners and to inspire others to start their own businesses.
“Suffolk County is proud to acknowledge all of the extraordinary women who contribute to our community,” said Legislator Richberg. “Traci is a dynamic leader in the Town of Babylon who is always there to help and honor others and it’s long past due that we honor her. Thank you Traci for all that you do!”