Resolution J1808-2013

Commending Sara Erickson upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady

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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 commending Sara Erickson upon the occasion of her
designation as a recipient of the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the
YWCA of Schenectady

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense 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 commend
Sara Erickson upon the occasion of her designation as a recipient of the
2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady; and
  WHEREAS, Sara Erickson received this most  prestigious  honor  at  the
30th  Annual  Women  of  Achievement  Celebration on Thursday, April 18,
2013, at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, New York; and
  WHEREAS, A woman of  singular  distinction,  Sara  Erickson  has  been
called  upon  to  contribute her time and talents to countless endeavors
and has always given of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Sara Erickson is an Account Representative for New York State
Industries for the Disabled (NYSID); she moved to Niskayuna,  New  York,
as  a  young  child and attended Niskayuna Schools, Kindergarten through
12th grade; and
  WHEREAS, Sara Erickson's childhood was filled with activities, includ-
ing volunteering at the First Reformed Church of Schenectady  and  Ellis
Hospital,  along with taking swimming and gymnastics lessons at the YWCA
of Schenectady; and
  WHEREAS, After high  school,  Sara  Erickson  attended  Arizona  State
University  and  returned  to  the  Capital District after graduating in
1994; her professional background includes work in both the  profit  and
not-for-profit  sectors,  including  Sysco  Food Services, Gerber Foods,
Pillsbury, the YWCA of Schenectady and NYSID, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, In 2009, Sara Erickson  returned  to  NYSID  as  their  Local
Government  Market  Specialist  and  now  is  an Account Representative;
through New York State-approved contracts for goods and services,  NYSID
helps  turn business opportunities into jobs for New York residents with
disabilities; and
  WHEREAS, An active member of the Capital Region community, Sara Erick-
son is a member of the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties,
the YWCA of Northeastern New York's Elected Nominating Committee and the
First Reformed Church of Schenectady; she also serves as a Board  Member
on the Town of Niskayuna's Planning Board, the Schenectady County Senior
&  Long  Term Care Advisory Council, Living Resources and is a volunteer
of the Craig School PTO, the Niskayuna Soccer Club and  Niskayuna  Base-
ball; and
  WHEREAS,  Sara Erickson has received several awards and honors such as
the Helen George Volunteer of Distinction Award,  the  Past  President's
Award,  the  YWCA  of  Schenectady's Volunteer of the Year Award and the
President's Circle Award; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband,  Hans,  and  their
children  Samantha  and Christopher, all of whom feel privileged to be a
part of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Sara Erickson has  continually  demonstrated  extreme  compe-
tence,  extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwav-
ering service to her community and profession; 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
commend Sara Erickson upon the occasion of her designation as a  recipi-
ent  of  the 2013 Woman of Achievement Award by the YWCA of Schenectady;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Sara Erickson.

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