Resolution J3408-2013

Honoring Gertrude A. Smith upon the occasion of her retirement after many years of distinguished public service to the Town of Westerlo

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  • Feb 4, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 4, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 31, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Gertrude A. Smith upon the occasion of
her retirement after many years of distinguished public service  to  the
Town of Westerlo

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers  of  esteemed  resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Gertrude  A.  Smith upon the occasion of her retirement after many years
of distinguished public service to the Town of Westerlo; and
  WHEREAS,  Gertrude  A.  Smith,  affectionately  known  as  Trudy,  has
rendered  faithful,  conscientious  and  valuable service to the Town of
Westerlo,  earning  the  admiration,  esteem  and   affection   of   her
colleagues; and
  WHEREAS,  One  of  seven children, Trudy Smith was born in Durham, New
York, in 1939; she graduated from Greenville High School, then  went  on
to attend the State University at Albany; and
  WHEREAS, Trudy Smith was elected as Town Clerk in 1985; she joined the
New  York State Town Clerks Association, as well as the Albany and Sche-
nectady Town Clerks Association, in which she held several offices; and
  WHEREAS, In 2011, after 26 years of dedicated service to the  Town  of
Westerlo,  Trudy  Smith  stepped down from the esteemed position of Town
Clerk, and began working part-time as Deputy Town Clerk; and
  WHEREAS, Trudy Smith served the Town of Westerlo with  loyalty,  honor
and  distinction,  and  was  governed by a keen sense of duty and always
showed a unique grasp of human problems in her official acts; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to her husband, the late Carl  Smith,  Sr.,  with
her throughout has been her son, Carl, Jr., who feels privileged to be a
part of her life and rejoices in her achievements; 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
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Gertrude  A. Smith upon the occasion of her retirement after many
years of distinguished service to  the  Town  of  Westerlo;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gertrude A. Smith.

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