Hauppauge, NY - March 24th, 2016 - On Tuesday, March 23rd, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker honored Gail Lynch-Bailey as the 2016 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction. Gail is a long-time resident of Middle Island and was chosen to receive this award by the Suffolk County Women’s Advisory Commission. She was selected from a group of 18 nominees because of her outstanding resume and community leadership.
“It is my honor to recognize Mrs. Gail Lynch-Bailey for the 2016 Suffolk County Woman of Distinction award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless volunteer efforts toward improving her community,” said Legislator Anker.
“Throughout her years as a community volunteer, Gail has been at the forefront of many successful community projects, including the effort to enhance Bartlett Pond Park in Middle Island. As a result of her selfless volunteerism, Gail has inspired and educated countless other volunteers to join in and lend a hand in improving their neighborhoods. Gail is an exceptional example of an individual who is truly dedicated to their community and is greatly deserving of this honor.”
Gail is the President of the Longwood Public Library’s Board of Trustees, the Longwood Alliance and the Middle Island Civic Association, as well as a Past President of Longwood PTA Council. Gail served on the Brookhaven’s historic first Re-districting Commission and its Utility Solar Committee. She co-founded the Middle Country Road Task Force and is currently a member of Brookhaven’s Accessory Apartment Review Board.
For the past several years, Gail has been working diligently to revitalize Bartlett Pond Park, including the dedication of six granite veterans’ monuments, and the creation of the Longwood Veterans Walk. She coordinates Bartlett’s annual Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies and established the Longwood Victory community garden.
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