Resolution J1085-2013

Congratulating Pam Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make America honoree by WCNY



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  Pam  Matt  upon the occasion of
being named a Women Who Make America honoree by WCNY

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and  serve  the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Pam Matt has given not only of her time and energies but also
of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been
designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to congratulate Pam
Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make  America  honoree
by  WCNY  at  an  awards  ceremony held on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the
Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Women Who Make America awards represent a  local  collab-
oration  between  WCNY,  Central New York's public broadcasting station,
and the AOL  and  PBS  national  documentary,  MAKERS:  WOMEN  WHO  MAKE
AMERICA,  which features the stories of outstanding women whose extraor-
dinary contributions helped to transform the lives of American women and
society; and
  WHEREAS, Pam Matt has been called upon  to  contribute  her  time  and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, She has been designated for this special honor in recognition
of her significant community impact and exemplary service in the area of
Business; and
  WHEREAS,  In  March  of 2012 Pam Matt became Executive Director of the
Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to hold the  post  in
its  115  year  existence; under her leadership the Chamber has grown in
members and energy; and
  WHEREAS, The Mohawk Valley region is the focus of Pam  Matt's  employ-
ment  and  volunteer  activities;  in her position with the Chamber, she
acts out of a strong commitment to attracting new businesses  and  fami-
lies  to  the  region,  while  her  civic  engagement activities involve
supporting individuals and families; and
  WHEREAS, Pam Matt is president-elect of the Utica Rotary Club  and  is
active  in  the  organization's Youth Exchange Program, hosting exchange
students from around the world; she is also on the Board of Directors of
the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees and  the  Utica  Downtown
Development Corporation; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement,  Pam  Matt  has  stood  constant  in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for  the  benefit of others which Pam Matt has displayed throughout
her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Pam Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make
America honoree by WCNY; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pam Matt.


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