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Updated: Sep 20, 2022

Elmont, New York - September 15th, 2022: Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages has selected Karleen Leveille - Robinson as a Woman of Distinction. The accolade recognizes dynamic and inspiring women who make a difference in the community, especially in New York's Twenty-Second Assembly District. The award celebrates women who uplift and empower others. Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages has created this opportunity to highlight extraordinary leaders of the Twenty-Second Assembly District. Karleen and her husband, Ron, opened a local business in Elmont, New York. Part of their social responsibility has been hiring local youth to inspire and train for more prominent roles in their lives.

"This is a full circle moment for me. As women with Haitian roots, we strive to be a change in our community. It is truly endearing to support and celebrate each other, especially with all Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages has done for the 22nd Assembly District. It has been wonderful adding to this vibrant community. To be recognized and welcomed by her means a lot. I am honored.” -Karleen Leveille

Leveille - Robinson will be presented with a proclamation memorializing all her accomplishments to lead and serve. The ceremony will be on Thursday, October 20th, 2022, at the Franklin Square Library.

About Karleen Leveille - Robinson: Karleen Leveille - Robinson is an Emmy award-winning Producer and News Anchor. She owns KLeveille Entertainment, a production company that transformed the entertainment industry with innovative content and productions. Its purpose is to create content that changes the life of the person watching it, changes the life of the person being featured, or changes the lives of both.

Her content has been seen across the globe on airlines and nationally on networks, including the Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS, and the Discovery Channel. In addition, Karleen has broken barriers in her industry by becoming the first woman and the first of color to direct Fandango's 2017 coverage of Comic-Con. Karleen has also overseen campaigns and experiential events for Google, Spectrum, Verizon, and Politico.

Karleen currently anchors 12 News Morning, a morning show for CBS affiliate WBNG 12 News in New York that precedes CBS Mornings with Gayle King.

About Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages: Michaelle C. Solages, a fifth-term legislator, is a lifelong resident of Elmont. Assemblywoman Solages represents the communities of Valley Stream, North Valley Stream, Elmont, South Valley Stream, South Floral Park, Floral Park, the Village of Bellerose, Bellerose Terrace, North Woodmere, Stewart Manor, and sections of Franklin Square.

Michaelle was elected to represent the Twenty-second Assembly District in 2012 and is the first person of Haitian descent to be elected into the New York State Legislature. She currently serves as the Assembly Deputy Majority Leader as well as Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus. Through her work, she strives to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and protected equally under the law throughout New York State.

Michaelle has continued to advocate for Nassau County’s middle class and small businesses by fighting for property tax relief, equitable state funding of schools, and increased public transportation services on Long Island. Michaelle is also nationally recognized as a leading advocate in improving access to quality childcare, implementing a universal pre-k framework in Long Island, and establishing innovative ways to invest in families with young children across the age spectrum from birth to kindergarten. Michaelle resides in Elmont with her family and her dog.

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