Resolution J1793-2013

Honoring Garry VanGorder upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Garry VanGorder upon the occasion of his
designation  as recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by the
Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Powell Council

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
Garry VanGorder upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America, Baden-Po-
well Council, to be celebrated on Monday, May 20, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  A  man  of singular distinction, Garry VanGorder has contin-
ually demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary  intelligence,  and
diligent  leadership in his unwavering service to both his community and
profession and consequently has been designated for  this  most  presti-
gious honor; and
  WHEREAS,  A  Cortland  County native, Garry VanGorder earned an A.A.S.
degree in journalism from SUNY Morrisville, along with a B.S. degree  in
political  science  from SUNY Oswego; he was named executive director of
the Cortland County Business Development Agency in  September  of  2009,
after  serving  eight years as executive director of the Cortland County
Chamber of Commerce; and
  WHEREAS, Garry VanGorder joined the Chamber after three years with the
Metropolitan Development Association in Syracuse,  New  York;  he  is  a
trustee  at  Cortland  Medical  Center  and  serves on the boards of the
sports council, education foundation, and the downtown partnership; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Garry VanGorder is a past board  member  of  the
Main  Street  Music Series, the Cortland County United Way, the Cortland
Housing Assistance Council, the Cortland City Youth Bureau, the  Cornell
Cooperative Extension and the Cortland City Council; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the  maintenance  of  high  standards  in  their
profession,  certainly  have  earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Garry VanGorder upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy  Scouts  of  America,
Baden-Powell Council; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Garry VanGorder.

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