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Finalist #1: Katie Burns

Frankfort, NY

Katie overcame her own personal struggles & demons years ago and turned her experience into a way to give back. Read More…

Finalist #2: Valerie Yager

Utica, NY

At only 9 years old, Valerie was helping senior citizens with shopping, cleaning, and keeping them company. Read More…

Finalist #3: Noelani Gadziola

Utica, N.Y.

A native Hawaiian, Noe has lived in Utica since the early 90s. She quickly embraced our community and always worked to spread genuine Aloha spirit in professional and volunteer roles. Read More…

Campaign Winner: Lisa Lawton

Utica, N.Y.

When Lisa’s daughter, Gracie, passed away before the age of 2 from a rare cancer, the ‘Amazing Gracie’s Gift Foundation’ was created. Lisa is the heart and soul of their mission. Read More…

WUTR/WFXV/WPNY wants to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress, and quality of life.

Throughout Women’s History Month, WUTR/WFXV/WPNY will highlight four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

One woman will be named Central New York/Mohawk Valley’s ‘Woman of the Year’ and win a $1,000 donation to her charity of choice! From the more than 100 local winners, one woman will be selected and named Nexstar Media Group’s Woman of the Year!