Resolution J2746-2013

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of The Landmark Society of Western New York

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  • Jan 14, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jan 14, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 9, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 75th Anniversary of The Land-
mark Society of Western New York

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who are devoted to the welfare  of  the  community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the 75th Anniversary of The Landmark Society of Western New York;
and
  WHEREAS, The Landmark Society of Western New York is one of the oldest
and most active preservation organizations in the United States; and
  WHEREAS, The long and proud history of serving Western  New  York  has
garnered  The  Landmark Society of Western New York national recognition
over the years as a nationwide leader in the historic preservation move-
ment; and
  WHEREAS, To observe this illustrious milestone, The  Landmark  Society
of  Western  New  York  is  launching several key initiatives which will
enhance its effectiveness, increase community impact,  and  elevate  its
relevance in being an agent for positive and powerful change; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the able leadership of Executive Director Wayne Good-
man, The Landmark Society of Western New York has launched  a  Preserva-
tion  Grant Fund, a Preservation Loan Program, an African-American Land-
marks Task Force  and  is  in  the  process  of  launching  a  web-based
educational program entitled "Preservation Through the Portal"; and
  WHEREAS,  Historic preservation is more relevant now than ever before;
it plays a major role in  revitalizing  neighborhoods  and  communities,
stimulating economic activity, and capitalizing on new sources of public
and private investment; in addition, it offers a sustainable alternative
to  new  development, conserves resources, and protects and promotes the
qualities that make our communities distinctive places; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a  unique  opportunity  for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to The Landmark Soci-
ety of Western New York; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  practice  of this Legislative Body that when an
organization of such noble aims and accomplishments is  brought  to  our
attention,  it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 75th Anniversary of The Landmark Society of Western New
York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Landmark Society of Western New York.

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