Resolution J2662-2011

Honoring George L. Infante in recognition and appreciation of his long and illustrious career serving the people of Albany County

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  • Jun 17, 2011: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 16, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  George  L. Infante in recognition and
appreciation of his long and illustrious career serving  the  people  of
Albany County

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves  to  faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its residents; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
George L. Infante in recognition and appreciation of his long and illus-
trious career serving the people of Albany County; and
  WHEREAS, Most recently, since 1994, George L. Infante has  represented
the 1st Legislative District in the Albany County Legislature; and
  WHEREAS,  Retired  after more than 43 years in law enforcement, George
L.  Infante was Albany County Sheriff from 1980 through 1989;  previous-
ly, he was Deputy Superintendent - Field Commander of the New York State
Police, which he joined as a New York State Trooper in May of 1946; and
  WHEREAS,  He  served his country as a member of the United States Army
during World War II, and has been an active volunteer  for  and  partic-
ipant  in  organizations  benefiting veterans, senior citizens and union
workers; and
  WHEREAS, George L. Infante is a past Albany County  Commander  of  the
American  Legion,  a  member  of the TRIAD-NYS Committee for the coordi-
nation of law enforcement for elderly persons, former  Chairman  of  the
Veterans  Care  Board  at  the Stratton VA Medical Center, where he also
works as a volunteer, and an Advisory Board member of the  Glenmont  Job
Corps; and
  WHEREAS,  With him throughout have been his wife, Amaryllis, and their
six children and 11 grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to  be  a
part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  George  Infante,  who  will  be  92 years-old this year, has
announced he will not seek re-election to the Albany County Legislature;
after 17 years of distinguished service, he will officially leave office
December 31, 2011; and
  WHEREAS, It is the custom 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
honor George L. Infante in recognition and appreciation of his long  and
illustrious  career  serving  the  people  of  Albany  County; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to George L. Infante, 9 McDonald Road, Albany, New York 12209.

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