Resolution J1626-2013

Honoring Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen of the Years Award

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his
designation by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce as the  recipient  of  its
2013 Citizen of the Years Award

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the leaders  of  commerce  and  industry  whose  accomplishments
contribute  to  the economic health and prosperity of the communities of
the State of New York and individuals  whose  purposeful  endeavors,  as
involved  members of the community, enhance the quality of life therein;
and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by the Sidney Chamber
of Commerce as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen of the Years Award; and
  WHEREAS, Dennis Porter is best known for  his  work  with  the  Sidney
United  Way,  having  actively  served  in  the organization for over 30
years; as executive director, he  has  worked  tirelessly  to  establish
personal relationships with the many agencies that meet the needs of the
Sidney  community  and  has  overseen the annual campaigns in support of
these services; and
  WHEREAS, During the floods of 2006 and  2011,  Dennis  Porter  quickly
responded  by  setting up flood recovery programs through the United Way
to assist those residents who were in need; and
  WHEREAS, Dennis Porter served on the Sidney School Board of Education,
both as a member and as president; he has  been  an  active  member  and
president  of  the  Sidney  Rotary and director of the Sidney Chamber of
Commerce; and
  WHEREAS, A true asset to society,  Dennis  Porter  is  a  charter  and
current  member  of  the Community Pride Committee and has served on the
boards of Otschodela Council of Boy Scouts and the Southern Tier Chapter
of American Red Cross; in addition,  he  is  qualified  as  a  community
disaster preparedness leader; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to recognize Dennis Porter for
his commitment and contributions to Sidney and its quality of life; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when the noble
aims and accomplishments  of  individuals  such  as  Dennis  Porter  are
brought  to  our  attention  it  is appropriate to publicly proclaim and
commend them for the edification and emulation of  others;  now,  there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by  the  Sidney
Chamber  of  Commerce  as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen of the Years
Award; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dennis Porter.

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