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Boro president honors movers for Women’s History Month

NYPD Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti (l.) and Deputy Director Debbie Carney, of the Queens office for the city Department of City Planning, display honorary citations received after Borough President Helen Marshall celebrated Women's History Month. Photo courtesy Marshall
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In recognition of Women’s History Month, Borough President Helen Marshall honored two of the borough’s influential and tenured public servants Tuesday in Kew Gardens.

Barry Grodenchik, director of community board and former deputy borough president, presented official citations Tuesday to Diana Pizzuti and Debbie Carney in honor of their ongoing service to their home borough.

Pizzuti, a commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens North for the NYPD, said she was humbled to receive such recognition from the borough president’s office. She accepted the citation in the company of borough leaders and district managers, many of whom she said she has spent years working alongside.

Carney, who has worked as deputy director in the Department of City Planning in Queens for the past 25 years, said her co-workers have become more like family.

“I feel like I’ve grown up in this large community of Queens,” she said. “This has given me a lot of experience with people and the opportunity to be the bridge between the community and government.”

Reach reporter Phil Corso by e-mail at pcorso@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4573.

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