Resolution J215-2013

Honoring Dr. Joseph Marinelli upon the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of dedicated service in education



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Dr. Joseph Marinelli upon the occasion
of his retirement after 45 years of dedicated service in 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 concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  Dr.
Joseph  Marinelli  upon the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of
dedicated service in education; he will  officially  retire  on  Monday,
October 1, 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  in  Mount Vernon, New York, Joseph Marinelli graduated
from North Miami High School in Florida; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Joseph Marinelli holds a Bachelor of  Science  degree  in
psychology,  and a Master of Education degree in guidance and counseling
from the University of Florida, where he was inducted into Florida  Blue
Key Leadership Honor Society and later served on the Executive Committee
of the University's National Alumni Association; and
  WHEREAS,  Additionally,  Dr.  Joseph Marinelli holds a Ph.D. in educa-
tional administration from the University of  Wisconsin-Madison  with  a
minor  in  urban  setting and education; his dissertation was recognized
for outstanding research by the American Education Finance  Association;
  WHEREAS,  In his career, Dr. Joseph Marinelli served as Superintendent
of the  Livonia  Public  Schools  in  suburban  Detroit,  Michigan  from
1989-1994,  and  was  Associate  Superintendent for Planning and Govern-
mental Relations for the Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Flori-
da, from 1977-1989; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Dr. Joseph Marinelli also served as Director  of
Administrative  and  Support Services and high school guidance counselor
of the Union County, Florida School District; and
  WHEREAS, Dr. Joseph Marinelli was the  first  Washington,  D.C.  based
lobbyist  for  Florida's  Commissioner  of  Education; he also served as
President of the National Association of Educational Program Administra-
tors during which he received the Ralph L. Steffek Leadership Award; and
  WHEREAS, For the past 18 years, Dr. Joseph Marinelli has served as the
District Superintendent of New  York  State's  Supervisory  District  of
Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties and Chief Executive Officer of
the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES; and
  WHEREAS,  During  his tenure, Dr. Joseph Marinelli has overseen Wayne-
Finger Lakes  BOCES  distinguish  itself  for  its  new  and  innovative
programs  and  services  in  the development of school leaders; instruc-
tional technology; staff development; Science,  Technology,  Engineering
and  Math enrichment and career/technical education for K-12 and adults;
alternative high  school;  special  education;  and  satellite  academic
programs; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr. Joseph Marinelli also initiated the creation and upgrade
of the BOCES Regional Support Center in Newark; as a result, his  tenure
staff has doubled to nearly 1,000 employees; and
  WHEREAS,  Moreover,  Dr. Joseph Marinelli has served as a strong advo-
cate for students at Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES and local school districts
at the state level; and

  WHEREAS, While serving as District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph Marinel-
li has been involved with many national, state, and local organizations,
including the Association  of  Educational  Service  Agencies  where  he
served  as  national  President and was the 2008 recipient of the Justus
Prentice  Award  for  executive  leadership in the advancement of educa-
tional service agencies; and
  WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of  his  community,  Dr.  Joseph
Marinelli  serves  as  Vice President of the Seneca Waterways Council of
Boy Scouts of America, past President of the  former  BSA  Finger  Lakes
Council,  and  sits on the Executive Committee of the Finger Lakes Work-
force Investment Board; and
  WHEREAS, He has received numerous awards and accolades  including  the
Distinguished  Service to Youth Award from the Finger Lakes Council, Boy
Scouts of America, and Distinguished Citizen Award for the  four  county
region of the Western Finger Lakes; and
  WHEREAS,  Educators  like  Dr.  Joseph  Marinelli provide a tremendous
service to the future of our State and Nation, inspiring generations  of
young people in their educational journeys and ensuring their success in
their future years; and
  WHEREAS,  Dr.  Joseph  Marinelli has clearly had an enduring impact on
the youth of Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, as well as on  the  community-at-
large,  and  accordingly merits recognition and applause for his impres-
sive 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 Dr. Joseph Marinelli upon the occasion of his retirement after  45
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 Dr. Joseph Marinelli.


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