Picente: YWCA Salute to Outstanding Women Honors Oneida County Attorney Linda M.H. Dillon

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today announced that the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley named Linda M.H. Dillon as one of the year’s honorees at their annual Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon. The luncheon, held at Harts Hill Inn Thursday, April 2, 2009, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. Since 1989, more than 175 women have been inducted into the Academy.

 Linda M.H. Dillon was appointed to the position of Oneida County Attorney by former County Executive Joseph Griffo in 2006. Current County Executive Picente asked her to continue in her appointment and service to his administration in 2007. She is the first woman to hold this position in County government. 

“Linda’s service to the people of Oneida County has been a long and distinguished one,” noted Mr. Picente. “She began her career as an Assistant Public Defender in 1982 and has been a dedicated advocate and supporter of the citizens of this County ever since. I am pleased to know that there are other members of the community who have discovered what we in County government have known for many years: Linda Dillon is an asset we appreciate and value.” 

Ms. Dillon is a native of the Mohawk Valley. A graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, her career began as a junior high history teacher before earning her degree at the New England School of Law in Boston. In addition to her professional public service, she has also served this community through a variety of local boards, including Upstate Cerebral Palsy, Mohawk Valley Handicapped Services and the YWCA among others. Linda is a member of the County Attorneys Association of New York and was honored as the 2007 “Caring person of the Year” by UCP.
 
County Executive Picente concluded, “On behalf of her co-workers and the people of Oneida County, we are proud to congratulate Linda Dillon on this great honor.”