Legislator Thomas Barraga (R-West Islip) has chosen West Islip resident Maria Figalora as a "Woman of Distinction."
Every March, each Suffolk County Legislator selects one woman within their district to be honored in celebration of Women's History Month.
From those selections, the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission selects a county-wide “Woman of Distinction."
"Maria is a dedicated individual who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the community," Barraga said in a statement.
Figalora serves as Executive Vice President for the West Islip Chamber of Commerce; Secretary of the West Islip Association; Board Member of Pronto of Long Island; Research Development of the West Islip Historical Society; Organizer of the West Islip Symphony Orchestra; Board Member of the Islip Arts Council; a member of the Oak Neck Lane Association; a member of the Women of West Islip; and on the Suffolk County Citizen’s Advisory Board for the Arts.