Resolution J3368-2011

Honoring L. Nathan Hare for his distinguished and dedicated service to the citizens of Western New York



  • Mar 1, 2012: ADOPTED
  • Feb 24, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring L. Nathan Hare for his distinguished and
dedicated service to the citizens of Western New York

WHEREAS,  With  February  being  Black  History  Month,  it is a time to
reflect on the struggles and victories of  African-Americans  throughout
our  country's history and to recognize their numerous valuable contrib-
utions to society; and
  WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State of New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor L.
Nathan Hare for his distinguished and dedicated service to the  citizens
of Western New York; and
  WHEREAS,  L. Nathan Hare has served as Executive Director of Community
Action Organization, Inc. of Erie County since 2002; located in Buffalo,
the organization is one of the oldest anti-poverty agencies in the coun-
try; and
  WHEREAS, In his short time of spearheading the agency, L. Nathan  Hare
has  initiated  a  new  system of service to youth entitled Neighborhood
United for Restoration, Teaching, Uplifting, Recreation,  and  Education
(N.U.R.T.U.R.E.);  he  rejuvenated  the Neighborhood Services Department
and created a new Family Development Department; and
  WHEREAS, L. Nathan Hare is a lifelong resident of Buffalo,  New  York,
where he has been involved in issues of youth employment, youth training
and  education,  foster care, and juvenile justice for over 30 years; he
has served as Director of the ECC Office of  Special  Programs,  Commis-
sioner  of  the  Eric  County  Department of Youth Services, and Western
Region Director of the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth; and
  WHEREAS, L. Nathan Hare is also a scholar and teacher of  both  Chris-
tian  education  and classical African history and culture, as well as a
storyteller, playwright, and author; he earned his bachelor's degree  in
Business Management from Medille College, and holds a master's degree in
Education  from  SUNY/Buffalo;  he  is a Doctoral Candidate in Education
Administration at the State University of New York at Buffalo; and
  WHEREAS, L. Nathan Hare also serves as a weekly Radio/Television  Host
for  three  public affairs shows; "The World of Community Action" airing
on WBLK-FM and Time Warner Cable, and "Living Now with L.  Nathan  Hare"
on  WUFO-AM  in  Buffalo;  his  most recent awards include: the New York
State Conference of Black Senators for Outstanding Community Leadership;
the Presidents Award from the Family Development Association of New York
State; the Distinguished Alumni Award from Buffalo's  Municipal  Housing
Authority;  and  the MADDADS Community Leadership Award, as well as many
others; and
  WHEREAS, Inducted into the Heritage Registry of Who's Who,  L.  Nathan
Hare  also  has  served and still serves on many boards and commissions,
including: New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty; Buffalo and Erie Coun-
ty Workforce Investment Board; New York State Community  Action  Associ-
ation; Primary Care Development Association; Buffalo Soccer Club; Commu-
nity  Centers  Technology  Network;  Buffalo  Crime Force Reduction Task
Force; the Buffalo Local Action Committee, among countless others; and
  WHEREAS, L. Nathan Hare's distinguished record merits the  recognition
and respectful tribute of this Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor L. Nathan Hare for his distinguished and dedicated service to  the
citizens of Western New York; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to L. Nathan Hare.


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