BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Former town Supervisor Lee Roberts was recently named the 2014 New York State Senate Woman of Distinction.
State Sen. George Latimer selected Roberts, a longtime community activist, as the Woman of Distinction. Roberts served as town supervisor from 2003 through 2013 after serving for nine years on the Town Board. Roberts was active in numerous other organizations, both related and unrelated to her government service, according to a press release.
"Lee has been an active part of the Presbyterian Church, Bedford 2020, the elementary school PTA, the Library Board and the Katonah Village Improvement Society, among others," representatives said in the release. "Roberts continued her service through her family’s church by getting involved in prison ministry and formed the Center for Redirection Through Education, which provided college education for inmates at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Simultaneously, Lee Roberts took on several roles dedicated to helping the senior community."
The roles included becoming a founding member of ALOFT, an organization that promoted aging in place, and board member of Friends in Service Helping, which arranged rides for the elderly who were unable to drive or afford transportation, according to the press release.
"I feel very fortunate to have been supervisor of Bedford," Roberts said. "This wonderful award rightfully belongs to all the residents and employees of the town who care so much about their community."
Latimer praised Roberts' work and dedication to the Bedford and Westchester communities.
"Lee Roberts had many accomplishments and successes in her governmental career, but her service to the community outside of those roles is what really sets her apart," Latimer said. "By making her family and so many community-based activities the fabric of her life, she led by example and made those organizations and causes the fabric of the Bedford community, helping it become the place we know it is today. Lee Roberts has always been an intelligent, pragmatic and diligent elected official and community leader, and I look forward to working with her in the various roles that she still maintains."