Resolution J1545-2013

Honoring Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 distinguished years of dedicated service to the New York City Board of Education

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  • Apr 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of
his retirement after 27 distinguished years of dedicated service to  the
New York City Department of Education

WHEREAS,  New  York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  acknowledge  the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental  in  developing  character  and  academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Kenneth  M. Reeves upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 years of
dedicated service to the  New  York  City  Department  of  Education;  a
retirement celebration will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Terrace on
the Park in Queens, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Kenneth  M.  Reeves started his career with the NYC Board of
Education in 1985 as a Management Auditor working in the office  of  the
Auditor  General;  he  worked his way up the professional ladder and, in
1993, Chancellor Ramon Cortines appointed him Director of Operations  on
the  management  team of Community District 17, where he remained for 10
years; and
  WHEREAS, In 2003, Kenneth M.  Reeves'  prodigious  administrative  and
leadership skills led to his joining the Department of Education's newly
formed  Regional  Operations  Center;  he  was  assigned  to work as the
Regional Operations  Supervisor  in  Region  7,  supporting  schools  in
Districts 20 and 21 in Brooklyn and District 31 in Staten Island; and
  WHEREAS,  Five  years  later,  Kenneth M. Reeves transitioned into the
Empowerment support structure, out of which emerged the  Children  First
Network  (CFN) structure; he was named Director of Operations for CFN 4,
one of the first networks formed; and
  WHEREAS, Kenneth M. Reeves' role expanded as the networks grew  to  be
aligned  with clusters and CFN 4 became CFN 101, supported by Cluster 1;
he was an integral member of CFN 101 for approximately four  years;  his
final appointment was in the Central Budget Office where he worked until
his retirement in December 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  Public  servants like Kenneth M. Reeves provide a tremendous
service to the future of our State and  Nation,  providing  the  crucial
infrastructure  needed  to  support generations of young people in their
educational journeys and ensuring their success in their  future  years;
and
  WHEREAS,  Kenneth  M. Reeves has clearly had an enduring impact on the
New York City education system and its youth, as well as on the communi-
ty-at-large, and accordingly merits recognition  and  applause  for  his
impressive dedication to others; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who work to support our proud tradition  of
public  education  by providing their skills and talents to our schools;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Kenneth  M.  Reeves  upon the occasion of his retirement after 27
years of  dedicated  service  in  education,  and  for  his  significant
contributions  to education in New York State; and to wish him continued
success in all of his future endeavors; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kenneth M. Reeves.

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