Resolution J1273-2013

Honoring J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his retirement after 19 years of distinguished service to the William George Agency for Children's Services

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his
retirement after 19 years of distinguished service to the William George
Agency for Children's 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor J.
Brad Herman upon the occasion  of  his  retirement  after  19  years  of
distinguished  service  to  the  William  George  Agency  for Children's
Services; and
  WHEREAS, After more than 19 years as the executive director and  chief
executive  officer of the William George Agency for Children's Services,
Inc. (formerly known as the George Junior Republic), J. Brad  Herman  is
retiring;  during his 45 year career, he has provided service, sanctuary
and safety to over 10,000 at-risk children in New York; and
  WHEREAS, J. Brad Herman established and innovated programs  for  those
with  a  broad  diversity of need and provided leadership in residential
and preventative program delivery to those in  need  in  the  areas  of:
juvenile   justice   system   services,  mental  health  hospitalization
services, maternity services, mother and child services, developmentally
delayed services,  multiple  handicapped  and  non-ambulatory  services,
nursery  through  grade 12 special education services, alcohol substance
abuse services, sexual offender services,  and  traumatic  brain  injury
services; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, J. Brad Herman has served several institutions,
including the George Junior Republic Union  Free  School  District,  Our
Lady  of  Victory  Infant Home, Baker Hall, Randolph Academy and the New
York State School for the Blind; and
  WHEREAS, J. Brad Herman has served on the board of  directors  of  the
Council  of  Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA) for 21 years; his
efforts have reached beyond the United States when in  1998,  the  First
Lady  of  Russia,  Mrs.  Yeltsin,  requested that he travel to Russia to
assist in the development of substance abuse  and  vocational  programs;
and
  WHEREAS,  In J. Brad Herman's 25 years of leadership of special educa-
tion programs, he has led the programs at George  Junior  Republic,  Our
Lady  of Victory Infant Home and Baker Hall; in addition, he founded Our
Lady of Victory Pre School Program along with the Falk School  at  Child
and Family Services of Erie County; and
  WHEREAS,  J.  Brad Herman has provided leadership in special education
as president of the Coalition of Special Act  School  Districts  in  New
York;  he  has  mentored the chief executive officers for five agencies,
who continue to provide leadership in their fields; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 19 years,  J.  Brad  Herman  rendered  faithful,
conscientious  and  valuable  service  to  the William George Agency for
Children's Services; and
  WHEREAS, In his capacity as executive  director  and  chief  executive
officer, J. Brad Herman served with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS,  In  his official acts, J. Brad Herman was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS, During his tenure with the William George  Agency  for  Chil-
dren's  Services,  J.  Brad  Herman  earned  the  admiration, esteem and
affection of his colleagues; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his retirement after 19 years
of distinguished service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to J. Brad Herman.

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