A retired U.S. Air Force chief master sergeant from Bordentown City is one of 10 Burlington County women that will be recognized for their leadership and service to their communities during the 2022 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards reception.
Marguerite Sylvester Hellwich, who served as the superintendent of the 514th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, will be recognized during a reception at the Riverton Country Club in Cinnaminson on Sept. 21, according to a press release through Burlington County on Aug. 10.
For more than two decades the Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council has honored county women for their contributions to elevating women and making local communities better.
The annual awards ceremony provides an opportunity for community members to learn more about the often unknown or unpublicized accomplishments of women leaders, according to the press release.
“For far too long the contributions of women were down-played or ignored so it’s incredibly gratifying to help lead a county that is home to so many outstanding women and to continue this tradition of celebrating their achievements and community service,” said Commissioner Felicia Hopson, who serves as liaison to the Women’s Advisory Council. “Each of these women has their own unique story and background, but they each have had a great and lasting impact on our county.”
The award recipients were selected by a panel of Advisory Council members from nominations submitted by the public. This year marked the first time the Council recognized women in the categories of military service and leadership in social services, according to the press release.
“This impressive list of honorees are the latest in a long line of female leaders and trailblazers who gave gone above and beyond for their communities and continue to do so,” said Commissioner Allison Eckel, who is also a liaison to the Women’s Council. “Spotlighting these outstanding mentors and role models will hopefully inspire more women – and especially our next generation – to take on leadership roles and carry-on Burlington County’s legacy of outstanding women.”
The Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council works to identify and address issues that affect women in Burlington County, raise public awareness of the special needs and roles of women and enhance the quality of life for all women, according to the press release.
For more information, follow the Council on Facebook at @BurlingtonCountyWomen or visit: http://co.burlington.nj.us/263/Womens-Advisory-Council