Resolution J1086-2013

Congratulating Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown 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, Marlene Brown has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special recognition; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Marlene
Brown upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make America  honoree
by  WCNY;  an  awards ceremony was 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, Marlene Brown 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
volunteerism; and
  WHEREAS, Marlene Brown has run The Children's Museum  of  Utica  as  a
volunteer  for  over  10 years, creating exhibits and programs for chil-
dren, families, and tourists; her laudable efforts have earned the Muse-
um both New York State and federal historic building  status,  and  have
also secured grants to renovate the building; and
  WHEREAS,  A successful long-time teacher, business futurist and world-
wide traveler, Marlene Brown's deep and  well-known  commitment  to  The
Children's  Museum  of  Utica  inspires  others; in 2012, the museum was
chosen co-recipient of proceeds from the Mayor's Ball and the  Landmarks
Society of Utica's Restoration Award; and
  WHEREAS,  Marlene  Brown is also an active Rotarian; she chartered one
of 14 Rotary eClubs authorized by Rotary International and  traveled  to
India  for the ribbon-cutting of a women's computer school, and Haiti to
begin a water/sanitation project; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of constructive involvement, Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown has displayed through-
out her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown.


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