State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), recently honored Judy Driscoll Skillen of Babylon Village as a 2008 New York State Senate "Woman of Distinction."
was honored for the positive change she
has effected in her
community through her
tireless dedication and extensive volunteerism. "Judy's work has had an incredible positive impact on the quality of life we all enjoy in the Village of Babylon," said Senator Johnson.
"When people stroll through the village and comment on how lovely and well kept it is and how much it has to offer, that's due in no small part to the work that Judy Skillen
incredible pride in the village and her
desire to share her
knowledge and expertise with others has truly made our community a better and much more beautiful place.I am so pleased to recognize Judy
as a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction."
...Judy Driscoll Skillen serves on the Babylon Village Architectural Review Board and Planning Board where she works to safeguard and maintain the standards and quality of life enjoyed by village residents.She is Vice President of the Babylon Village Preservation and Historical Society and is working diligently to transform its current location into an accessible community meeting place.She was a member of the Babylon Village Downtown Revitalization Committee where she played an integral part in bringing the Robert Moses statue to fruition.Skillen
also volunteers at the Nathaniel Conklin House, providing tours to school groups and community members. A member of the Babylon Beautification Society, Judy has chaired the annual fair and has raised funds for the street lighting and flowering basket programs.She is a member and past President of the Pilot Club and is active in their Start School Right program for disadvantaged children.Mrs. Skillen is a dedicated educator who proudly served as a special education teacher and chairperson in the West Babylon School District.She
was awarded lifetime membership in the National PTA for her
service and commitment to the field of education.Judy
was one of 38 honorees from all across the State to be recognized at the Senate's 2008 Women of Distinction Ceremony in Albany.
...Senator Johnson is pictured presenting Judy with her award.