Resolution J1755-2013

Honoring Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alumnus of the Year, on May 9, 2013

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  • May 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of  Business  Hall  of  Fame
inductee as Alumnus of the Year, on May 9, 2013

WHEREAS,  It  is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly  acknowledge  individuals  who  have  distinguished  themselves
through  their  exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Rick
Alfandre  upon  the occasion of his designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz
School of Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alumnus of the Year; and
  WHEREAS, The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thurs-
day, May 9, 2013, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A man of singular distinction, Rick Alfandre has  continually
demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent
leadership  in  his unwavering service to both his community and profes-
sion and consequently has been selected for this most prestigious honor;
and
  WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C,  is  a  prolific  architect
who,  over  the  past  32  years,  has  designed and built more than 200
projects ranging from solar residences, churches and synagogues to manu-
facturing facilities, multi-million dollar hotels and resorts; and
  WHEREAS, He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications  from
SUNY  New  Paltz  in  1980, and a Master of Architecture degree from the
School of Architecture  at  Virginia  Polytechnic  Institute  and  State
University in 1987; and
  WHEREAS,  The  founder and CEO of Alfandre Architecture, Rick Alfandre
is an expert in the design of maximally energy-efficient,  climactically
responsive  buildings  that are solar-ready, as well as state-of-the-art
construction systems that minimize energy requirements; and
  WHEREAS, Devoted to creating spaces and places of lasting beauty, Rick
Alfandre works closely with clients to plan for efficient, resilient and
cost-effective projects; he launched EcoBuilders Inc. in 2009 to provide
full design/build services to his clients; and
  WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre is also a leader in the green building movement
in upstate New York, and has spoken extensively  on  green  building  to
business and consumer audiences around his region; and
  WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre was recently elected Vice Chair of the New York
Upstate  Chapter  of  the  United  States Green Building Council and has
worked to develop the regional programs of the Council's  Hudson  Valley
Branch; and
  WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, He is a member of the SUNY New Paltz School Business Advisory
Council,  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees of the Mountain Laurel
Waldorf School, and a past board member of the Ulster County Chamber  of
Commerce; and
  WHEREAS,  Rick Alfandre is also past president of the New Paltz Rotary
Club; he was named a Paul Harris Fellow  by  the  Rotary  Foundation  in
2009; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Rick Alfandre was on the Town of Esopus Environ-
mental Advisory Board, serving for nine years as a member, and two years
as its Chair; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought  to  our  atten-

tion,  they  should  be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013  SUNY
New  Paltz  School  of  Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alumnus of the
Year; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rick Alfandre.

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