Resolution J111-2013

Honoring Robert J. Murphy upon the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of distinguished service to NYSHFA/NYSCAL

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Robert J. Murphy upon the occasion of
his retirement after 25 years of distinguished service to the  New  York
State Health Facility Association/New York Center for Assisted Living

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Robert  J.  Murphy upon the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of
distinguished service to New York State Health Facility  Association/New
York  Center  for Assisted Living (NYSHFA/NYSCAL), celebrated at a party
on Tuesday, December 4, 2012; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 25 years, Robert J.  Murphy  rendered  faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the New York State Health Facility
Association; and
  WHEREAS,  As  Executive Vice-President of Governmental Affairs, Robert
J.  Murphy served with loyalty, honor and distinction; in this capacity,
he directed the Association in policy areas such as  state  and  federal
legislative  initiatives,  regulatory  affairs,  legal  action activity,
reimbursement concerns, and political action, as well as  a  variety  of
other administrative responsibilities; and
  WHEREAS,  Prior to his employment with NYSHFA, Robert J. Murphy worked
for the Hospital Association of New York State, and before that, he  was
employed by the New York State Senate; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Robert J. Murphy was governed by a keen
sense  of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems, earn-
ing the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
  WHEREAS, Originally from Syracuse, New York, Robert  J.  Murphy  is  a
graduate  of  Siena  College;  he  earned the prestigious designation of
Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Asso-
ciation Executives (ASAE), completed  a  program  of  the  Institute  of
Organizational  Management  at the University of Delaware and was also a
member of the ASAE Future Leaders Program; and
  WHEREAS, Robert J. Murphy was honored  by  the  American  Health  Care
Association  with  its  2006  Joseph  Warner Patient Advocacy Award, and
again in 2012, with their prestigious Advocacy in  Action  Award;  more-
over, he was recognized by NYSHFA/NYSCAL in 2007; and
  WHEREAS,  Robert  J.  Murphy  served  on the Board of the Empire State
Society of Association Executives (ESSAE), a group for which he held the
position of Chairman; in 1998, ESSAE presented  him  with  its  Vanguard
Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership skills; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a strong belief in the community, Robert J. Murphy has
also served on a variety of charitable organizations including  the  Big
Brothers  and  Big  Sisters of Albany County which presented him with an
award for his outstanding years of service; and
  WHEREAS, An active parishioner at St. Pius X  Church  in  Loudonville,
New  York,  Robert J. Murphy has participated in numerous activities and
has served on many committees; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, Robert J. Murphy has also served  on  various
State  Legislative  and  Executive Work Groups and Task Forces, focusing
mainly in the area of long term health care; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, his  two  step  sons,
his  son,  and  four  grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense 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 Robert J. Murphy upon the occasion  of  his  retirement  after  25
years  of  distinguished service, and to wish him well in all his future
endeavors; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Robert J. Murphy.

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