Resolution J271-2013

Honoring Nestor Hernandez upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Community Leadership Award by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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  • Jan 29, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 29, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Nestor Hernandez upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the Community Leadership  Award  by  the
Federal Bureau of Investigation

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Nestor Hernandez has given not only of his time and  energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Nestor Hernan-
dez  upon  the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Community
Leadership Award by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and
  WHEREAS, The Community Leadership Award is given annually to  individ-
uals  or organizations working to combat crime or providing violence and
civil rights education to the community they serve; and
  WHEREAS, The FBI presented  Nestor  Hernandez  with  this  illustrious
award  in  December of 2012 for his outstanding work with the FBI's Safe
Streets Task Force, a group formed to reduce gang  violence  across  the
City of Buffalo; and
  WHEREAS,  Through  his  hard  work  and  dedication,  Nestor Hernandez
increased the staffing of the Belle Center from five full-time employees
to more than 90 during his time as the center's director; and
  WHEREAS, Nestor Hernandez has been called upon to contribute his  time
and  talents  to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always
given of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, Nestor Hernandez has also served as  an  AmeriCorps  National
Service  Director,  a  United  States  Army Reserves Civil Affairs Staff
Sergeant, and is currently the Associate Vice President for People Inc.;
and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  his  community  service,  a
period  of constructive involvement, Nestor Hernandez has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of  others  which  Nestor  Hernandez  has  displayed
throughout his life; 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
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Nestor Hernandez upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of  the  Community  Leadership  Award  by the Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nestor Hernandez.

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