Resolution J1061-2013

Honoring Dr. Andrew J. Matonak upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 President's Award by the Capital District YMCA

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Dr. Andrew J. Matonak upon the occasion
of his designation as recipient of the 2013  President's  Award  by  the
Capital District YMCA on April 23, 2013

WHEREAS,  New  York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  acknowledge  the
distinguished  careers  of  those outstanding educational leaders, whose
dedication and achievements have been instrumental in developing charac-
ter and academic excellence in the young people of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Dr.
Andrew J. Matonak upon the occasion of his designation as  recipient  of
the 2013 President's Award by the Capital District YMCA to be celebrated
at  its  Annual  Recognition  Dinner  at the Albany Marriott on Tuesday,
April 23, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, This prestigious award is presented annually to  the  mission
champions  of the Association; it honors individuals for their outstand-
ing service, dedication, commitment and contributions  they  provide  to
the Capital District YMCA and their community; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr. Andrew J. Matonak is an educator by trade; he is also an
advocate for the regional business community, a  firm  believer  in  the
economic philosophy that a rising tide lifts all boats; and
  WHEREAS, He is a champion for cultivating and nourishing relationships
among the area's many organizations, businesses and industries; and
  WHEREAS,  Better  known  as  Drew around campus, Dr. Andrew J. Matonak
became President of Hudson Valley Community College in 2005,  moving  to
the Capital Region and instantly connecting with the community; and
  WHEREAS,  For the past eight years, Dr. Andrew J. Matonak has immersed
himself in the economic and cultural fabric of  the  community;  he  now
embarks  on another chapter of service, assuming a vital leadership role
as Chair of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber  of  Commerce  Board  of
Directors; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for the benefit of others which Dr. Andrew J. Matonak has displayed
throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body  that  those  who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained  commitment  to  the  maintenance  of  high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and  applause  of  all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dr. Andrew J. Matonak upon the  occasion  of  his  designation  as
recipient  of the 2013 President's Award by the Capital District YMCA on
April 23, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dr. Andrew J. Matonak.

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