GENESEO, N.Y., July 6, 2023 — Livingston County Probation Director Lynne Mignemi has been honored as the 133rd Assembly District Woman of the Year by the New York State Legislative Women’s Caucus. This recognition honors and pays tribute to women who have made significant contributions to their communities and who inspire others through their model citizenship.
“It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve the County as a probation officer for 36 years,” said Mignemi. “I believe we have an abiding responsibility to be good citizens in our community. To serve others when and where we can is a privilege we can all participate in if we choose. Each and every one of us has the power to do just that. Public, volunteer, and community service, in their purest and simplest forms, are an act of love for our communities. As always, I am grateful to my staff for making me look far better than I deserve, County Administrator Ian Coyle and the Board of Supervisors, my fellow department heads and County work force, the suicide prevention task force members, and especially my family. I am deeply humbled and appreciative.”
Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, R-Caledonia, recognized Mignemi during the June 28, 2023, meeting of the County Board of Supervisors. Byrnes emphasized Mignemi’s exceptional leadership qualities, dedicated service to Livingston County, and her ability to inspire others through her actions. She also described how Mignemi’s impact has extended far beyond her official County role as Director of Probation and Chairperson of the Livingston County Suicide Prevention Task Force. Mignemi is also an active supporter of local youth through the County’s Youth Bureau, and participates each year in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Quoting Dolly Parton, Bynres said, “’If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.’ I believe Lynne Mignemi epitomizes the word leader and is an excellent representation of a model citizen in the 133rd.”
Byrnes said she encourages the public to join in celebrating Mignemi’s accomplishments and her dedication to making Livingston County a better place for all. Mignemi’s humility, kindness, and immense contributions to the community make her truly deserving of this recognition.
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Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is comprised of more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region.