Howard Beach, NY (May 19, 2016) During a ceremony at the New York State Capital this week, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. presented an award to Broad Channel resident Barbara Toborg in honor of the work she has done to improve her community.


Addabbo carefully selected Mrs. Toborg to be one of the award recipients for the Senate’s annual “Women of Distinction” ceremony, during which each Senator chooses a woman from their district who has impacted her community and had a positive influence on the people who live there. Mrs. Toborg was honored by Addabbo and his Senate colleagues this week during a ceremony held in Albany.


“Barbara Toborg represents what every resident should be about – helping the people around us,” said Addabbo. “Not only has she been involved in environmental causes such as the American Littoral Society and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, but she has dedicated more than 15 years of her life to serving students, teachers and parents as a member of multiple educational organizations and committees. Barbara has touched countless lives over the years and has without a doubt left a lasting impact on the past, present and future of Broad Channel.”


In addition to her work to benefit the environment, Mrs. Toborg has also served as a member of Community School Board 24 in Queens, as vice president of the United Parents Association, as president of the Parents Association at PS 102 and as president of the Presidents Panel of Community School District 24.


“This is not the first award Barbara has received for her service to the community, and I know it certainly won’t be the last,” said Addabbo. “Broad Channel is especially lucky to have someone who cares so much about her neighborhood and the people who call it home, and I am thrilled to have been able to present Barbara with this much-deserved Women of Distinction award.”

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