Resolution J1183-2013

Honoring Lee Wynn upon the occasion of his retirement after 33 distinguished years to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Lee  Wynn  upon  the  occasion of his
retirement after 33 distinguished years to the New York State Office  of
Children and Family Services

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,  Within  every  community  of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment  and  dedication,
command  the  respect  and admiration of their community for their exem-
plary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Lee Wynn  upon
the  occasion  of his retirement after 33 distinguished years to the New
York State Office of Children and Family Services, to be  celebrated  on
Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Schuyler Inn in Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Lee  Wynn started with the New York State Office of Children
and Family Services in 1981 at the  Tryon  School  for  Boys  Campus  in
Johnstown,  as  a  youth  division  aide; less than a year later, he was
promoted to youth division counselor; and
  WHEREAS, Lee Wynn has also held  positions  at  the  Cass  Residential
Center  in  Rensselaerville, the Brace Residential Center in Masonville,
the Harlem Valley Secure Center in Wingdale, and  the  McCormack  Secure
Center in Brooktondale; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, Lee Wynn served as director of the Albany Group
Home in 1999, and as assistant director at the  Tryon  Boys  Campus;  in
2003, he became facility director at Tryon; and
  WHEREAS,  From 2007-2009, Lee Wynn served as the director of the Even-
ing Reporting Center in Albany, and  from  2009  to  2013,  he  was  the
assistant director of the Brookwood Secure Facility in Claverack; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to coming to New York, Lee Wynn worked as a high school
biology  teacher and was a basketball coach in his home state of Alabama
where he grew up and attended high  school;  he  graduated  from  Alcorn
State  University  in  Lorman,  Mississippi,  where he played Division I
varsity basketball for four years advancing to the 2nd round of the NCAA
Tournament in 1980; and
  WHEREAS, A resident of Gloversville, New York, with his wife, Joicelyn
and their three daughters, Lee Wynn is a family man,  community  leader,
educator  and  motivator; his heart and energy are always focused on the
needs of children; and
  WHEREAS, Designated an August 2006 New York State Office  of  Children
and  Family  Services Male Role Model of the Year, Lee Wynn was named in
"The Heritage Registry of Who's Who"; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Lee Wynn was governed by a  keen  sense
of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS,  During his tenure with the New York State Office of Children
and  Family  Services,  Lee  Wynn  earned  the  admiration,  esteem  and
affection of his colleagues; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lee Wynn upon the occasion of  his  retirement  after  33  distin-
guished  years  to  the  New  York  State  Office of Children and Family
Services; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lee Wynn.

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