Resolution J1262-2013

Honoring Brian Fischer upon the occasion of his retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the State of New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 12, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Brian Fischer upon the occasion of his
retirement after 44 years of distinguished service to the State  of  New
York

WHEREAS,  It  is  incumbent  upon the People of the State of New York to
recognize and acknowledge those within our midst who have  made  signif-
icant  contributions to the safety of the public and the quality of life
therein; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Brian  Fischer
upon  the  occasion  of  his  retirement after 44 years of distinguished
service to the State of New York, 37 years of which were in the  Depart-
ment of Corrections and Community Supervision; and
  WHEREAS,  Brian Fischer is originally from Brooklyn and has lived most
of his life in Rockland County with his beloved wife with  whom  he  has
two grown sons; and
  WHEREAS,  Brian  Fischer  began  his  career in 1968 with the New York
State Narcotic and Addiction Control Administration; in 1975, he  joined
the Department of Correctional Services and was appointed Superintendent
of  Queensboro Correctional Facility in 1991, and then Superintendent of
Sing Sing in 2000; and
  WHEREAS, For the past six  years,  Brian  Fischer  rendered  faithful,
conscientious  and  valuable service as the Commissioner of the New York
State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision; and
  WHEREAS, Brian Fischer has improved public safety by providing  incar-
cerated  persons  with  supportive  programming in prison and supportive
supervision when they return home to their communities; and
  WHEREAS, While acting as the leader of the largest agency in the State
of New York, Brian Fischer has recognized  the  value  of  each  person,
protecting  human  dignity  while  offering respect and structure to the
prisoners and parolees of this state; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Brian Fischer was governed  by  a  keen
sense  of  duty  and  has always shown a unique grasp of human problems,
earning the admiration, esteem, affection and respect of his colleagues;
and
  WHEREAS, Brian Fischer has been recognized nationally as a  leader  in
the field of corrections, receiving numerous awards and honors including
the  Public  Service  Award  from the New York State Bar Association for
Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Corrections, 2011;  the  Public
Service  Award from the Community College Fellowship, City University of
New York, 2009; and the Warden of the Year Award from the North American
Association of Wardens and Superintendents for his work at Sing Sing  in
2006; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is
appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend  that  indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Brian Fischer on the occasion of his retirement after 44 years  of
devoted  and distinguished service to the State of New York, 37 years of
which were served with dedication, innovation and progressive leadership
of the New York State Department of  Corrections  and  Community  Super-
vision;  and to extend to him the heartfelt best wishes of this Legisla-
tive Body for a future of purposeful success and well-being; and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Brian Fischer.

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