Princeton, IL – Calling it a "tremendous honor and a humbling day," State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Peru) joined five other incredible women in receiving the Illinois Valley Living magazine and the Bureau County Republican, Putnam County Record and the Tonica News 2015 Women of Distinction Award Oct. 15.
"When I was first told I was being recognized for this honor, my jaw hit the floor. It was the first time in my life I was speechless. Literally, speechless. You wouldn't think that from someone in public office – being speechless," Rezin said with a laugh. "To not only be recognized in this way, but to also stand alongside five other tremendous women who also received this honor, it's a moment I will never forget."
Sen. Rezin established the Illinois Valley Flood Resiliency Alliance in 2013, which has brought communities, local governments, and emergency personnel together from the region to help prepare for extreme weather events, especially floods, through education, communication, education, and the purchasing of flood-prevention materials. This Alliance is actively seeking grant funding now and has since become a statewide and national model.