Betty Flynn honored in Albany
ALBANY — State Senator Cathy Young (R,C,I – Olean) honored Elizabeth “Betty” Flynn of Mount Morris for dedicating herself to improving the quality of life in her respective community.
Flynn, has made an extensive contribution to improving the quality of life in Livingston County as an outstanding teacher, volunteer and community leader.
Flynn has served on the Board of Trustees of the Mount Morris library for more than 35 years. Her fundraising efforts have allowed the library to expand its services and programs.
Flynn is well known as a volunteer for many local organizations including the Genesee Valley Council of the Arts, Livingston County Cancer Society, Catholic Charities and the food pantry in Mount Morris.
For these efforts Flynn has received many honors including being named Senior Citizen of the year in Mount Morris in 2003.
Betty is the widowed mother of three sons and has four grandchildren.
“Betty Flynn truly defines what it means to be a Woman of Distinction,” said Senator Young. “She has spent her life devoted not only to her wonderful family, but to her volunteer work and achieving positive results for Livingston County. She deserves to be recognized for all the work she has done to improve the lives of her community. Livingston County is a much better place because of Betty Flynn.”
The Women of Distinction program was created in 1998 as part of the state’s celebration of Women’s History Month to honor exemplary women from across New York State whose singular professional or personal achievements, commitment to excellence and accomplishments merit special recognition. Honorees are selected from nominations submitted from across the state.
Also honored at the dinner was Maclain Berhaupt, a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County.
Previous winners in the annual event have included leading women from the worlds of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.