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Alumna named 2017 Woman of Distinction

from Long-Islander News –

Debbie Rimler, executive director of Tri-Community and Youth Agency (Tri-CYA), was recently recognized by Suffolk Legislator William “Doc” Spencer as the 2017 Woman of Distinction from the 18th District.

Rimler was recognized with a proclamation on March 28 at the legislature’s annual county-wide Reception for women of distinction.

“I was very surprised and humbled and it was a very wonderful honor to get,” Rimler, of Northport, said. “I’m very grateful to Doc Spencer for giving me this award. His office does wonderful work.”

Rimler has been with the Tri-CYA since January 1987, starting out as a program coordinator and then became executive director in 1990.

The private nonprofit agency is dedicated to educational, recreational, cultural counseling and advocacy programs, working with youths from 5-21 years old and their families.

 

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