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Miner announces DeJarnette as 2016 Syracuse Woman of the Year

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner has announced that Karen DeJarnette, chair of the Women’s Fund of Central New York, is the 2016 Syracuse Woman of the Year.

She was set to be presented the award during a ceremony Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the Atrium at City Hall Commons.

“Karen has spent her life empowering women in the Syracuse community and we are proud to recognize her efforts,” Miner said in a news release. “ …she has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women in our community. I thank her for her service and I am proud to present Karen with the 2016 Syracuse Woman of the Year Award.”

As a long-time advocate and activist in the community, DeJarnette has served as a volunteer and member of the Women’s Fund of Central New York since 2010, and was elected to serve as chair in 2015. She is a member of the Junior Achievement of Central New York Advisory board and also serves on the board of directors for the Partners for Education and Business, where she helps foster programs in STEM education for students and dislocated workers.

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