Resolution J2181-2013

Honoring Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the State of New York

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  • Jun 11, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 5, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of
his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the State of
New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to  acknowledge  those  individuals
whose  professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, For almost 40 years, Joseph C.  O'Connor  rendered  faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Joseph  C. O'Connor began his career in 1975, working in the
State Senate as a messenger; after a few years, he  was  transferred  to
the Legislative Messenger Service; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1986,  Joseph  C.  O'Connor worked for Governor Mario M.
Cuomo and continued to the present Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo; and
  WHEREAS,  Joseph  C.  O'Connor  served   with   loyalty,   honor   and
distinction; he was governed by a keen sense of duty and always showed a
unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS,  Dedicated  to his community, he volunteered as a fireman for
the C.H. Kavanaugh Hook and Ladder Company in  Waterford,  New  York  in
1976,  and  was  elected  as  Vice  President,  serving  17  terms  from
1990-2007; he is also Chairman  of  the  Firefighters  Against  Muscular
Dystrophy for Waterford Fire Department; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  Joseph C. O'Connor is a member of the Saratoga
County Volunteer Firemen's Association  and  served  as  President  from
1993-1994;  currently, he serves as Director, and has for several years;
and
  WHEREAS, Joseph C. O'Connor was a little league  baseball  manager  in
the  1970s and the 1980s; in high school, he was a baseball manager from
1971-1975,   leading   his   team   to   the    championships    against
Waterford/Halfmoon High School; and
  WHEREAS,  He is in the Fourth Degree Assembly Member of the Knights of
Columbus where he served as an advocate member under Father Van  Rensse-
laer;  he is also a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Waterford, where
he serves as Head Usher; and
  WHEREAS, During his tenure with the  State  of  New  York,  Joseph  C.
O'Connor  earned the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues;
and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence 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 Joseph C. O'Connor upon the occasion of his retirement after  many
years  of  distinguished  service  to  the  State of New York; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Joseph C. O'Connor.

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