Mayor Mike Spano will present the Yonkers’ “Women of Distinction” Awards, Thursday, March 28 at 6:00PM in the Ceremonial Courtroom at Yonkers City Hall.


In honor of Women’s History Month, the City of Yonkers will recognize women of Yonkers whose distinct achievements have improved the lives of others in the community and whose impact has changed Yonkers for better.

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WHO:          Mike Spano, City of Yonkers Mayor

Yonkers City Council

Women of Distinction Honorees

Terrace City Chapter #26 Order Eastern Star

Heather V. Burnett Gainey

Mujeres de Emaus de Yonkers

Shawyn Patterson Howard

Pilar V. Blanck

Hayley Marie Quatrocci – Junior Woman of Distinction

WHAT:      Presentation of Yonkers Women of Distinction

WHERE:  Ceremonial Courtroom

Yonkers City Hall, 4th Fl

40 S. Broadway

Yonkers, NY

WHEN:    Thursday, March 28 – 6:00PM


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Mobile App to Assist Residents with Garbage & Recycling Schedules Daily 

March 19, 2019 — Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City of Yonkers has launched the “Recycle Coach” app to assist Yonkers residents reduce their household waste, recycle easier and receive instant updates on their personal garbage pick-up schedules.  The partnership between the Yonkers Department of Information Technology and Recycle Coach offers the app free of charge for residents who choose to participate.

“Yonkers is excited to join the ‘Recycle Coach’ network, which will transform how we communicate local garbage and recycling information to our residents,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Like other major cities, I feel our residents will benefit greatly from this technology and I thank the Yonkers Department of Information Technology for all of their hard work on this project.”

Residents can access “Recycle Coach,” free of charge, from mobile devices, or through digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. The platform makes it easy for residents to receive local garbage disposal information for thousands of household items when they need it.

Bob Cacace, Commissioner of City of Yonkers Department of Information Technology, added, “This technology is a great way for Yonkers residents to stay organized with their garbage and recycling collection schedule, event calendars and receive pick-up reminders.”

The “Recycle Coach” platform also includes engagement and educational tools to help people manage and correctly dispose of their waste.

“For Yonkers, this will translate into higher recycling rates, less contamination in our recycling streams and building upon our reputation as the leading Green City in Westchester County,” said Tom Meier, Commissioner of the City of Yonkers Public Works Department.

Residents who are interested can download the Recycle Coach app for free at the iTunes Store and Google Play.  For more information on the Yonkers Recycling Guide and on Recycle Coach, visit www.YonkersNY.gov.

About Recycle Coach

Recycle Coach empowers municipalities with tools that connect residents to local waste and recycling information when they need it. Trusted by over 3,000 municipalities across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, Recycle Coach was founded in 2001 with a simple goal in mind: to make recycling easy for everyone. To learn more, visit www.RecycleCoach.com.

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Award Ceremony Held Annually in Yonkers to Commemorate Women’s History Month

YONKERS, NY – March 4, 2019 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced that the City of Yonkers is accepting nominations for the city’s annual “Women of Distinction” Award, presented each year during March to celebrate Women’s History Month. The annual “Women of Distinction” Award recognizes Yonkers women who have served their local community and positively impacted the lives of Yonkers residents.  The public can nominate a Yonkers resident as a woman of distinction at www.YonkersNY.gov.

“So often it is our women who give so much of themselves to ensure Yonkers becomes a better city in which to live, work and play. They are our community leaders, educators and agents of social change,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “I encourage our Yonkers residents to nominate the heroes in their lives for our Women of Distinction Award.”

The deadline to submit a nomination is Wednesday, March 20; the award ceremony will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 pm at Yonkers City Hall (Ceremonial Courtroom, 4th Floor).

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month originated in 1981 when Congress passed a resolution requesting President Reagan to commemorate “Women’s History Week.” The President proclaimed the week beginning on March 7, 1982 as the first Women’s History Week and the nation continued to designate a week in March as Women’s History Week until 1987 when the month of March was officially declared “Women’s History Month.”  Learn more atwww.womenshistorymonth.gov.