Resolution J232-2013

Honoring Jesse Dowdell upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the Southwest Community Center

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  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 24, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Jesse Dowdell upon the occasion of his
retirement after many years of distinguished service  to  the  Southwest
Community Center

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,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Jesse  Dowdell  upon  the occasion of his retirement after many years of
distinguished service to the Southwest Community Center; he  will  offi-
cially retire at the end of April 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Jesse Dowdell grew up in Syracuse, New York, and worked as a
teacher with the Syracuse school district before he decided to take  the
position  at  Southwest  Community  Center;  he made the move because he
wanted to make a difference in the community; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, Jesse Dowdell  rendered  faithful,  conscien-
tious and valuable service to the Southwest Community Center; and
  WHEREAS,  In  his  capacity  as Chief Executive Officer, Jesse Dowdell
served with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS, Only the second leader the nonprofit agency has had since  it
opened  in  1975,  Jesse Dowdell was able to see the Southwest Community
Center through the country's recent economic downturn,  working  closely
with  banking  partners and leading the Center to good economic standing
once more; and
  WHEREAS, Over the years, Jesse Dowdell has helped the Southwest Commu-
nity Center establish itself as a place where  neighborhood  people  can
turn  to  for help; he has been instrumental in the stabilization of the
immediate neighborhood; and
  WHEREAS, In his official acts, Jesse Dowdell was governed  by  a  keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
  WHEREAS,  During his tenure with the Southwest Community Center, Jesse
Dowdell earned the admiration, esteem and affection of  his  colleagues;
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 Jesse Dowdell upon the occasion of his retirement after many years
of  distinguished  service  to the Southwest Community Center; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jesse Dowdell.

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