Resolution J418-2013

Honoring Ronald F. Foley upon the occasion of his retirement as Director of the Long Island Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

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  • Feb 5, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 5, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Ronald F. Foley upon the occasion of his
retirement  as  Director of the Long Island Region of the New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to  acknowledge  those  individuals
whose  professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Ronald F. Foley  has  rendered  faithful,  conscientious  and
valuable  service  to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation; he has served as  Director  of  the  Long  Island
Region with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Ronald  F.  Foley upon the occasion of his retirement as Director of the
Long Island Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation; this auspicious occasion will  be  celebrated  on
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Carlyle on the Green in the Bethpage State
Park Clubhouse; and
  WHEREAS,  From 2007 to 2013, Ronald F. Foley served as Director of the
Long Island Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation; and
  WHEREAS, As Regional Director, Ronald F. Foley oversaw  Long  Island's
33,000  acres  of open space, natural areas and recreational facilities,
including 100 miles of shoreline; and
  WHEREAS, During Ronald F. Foley's  tenure  as  Director  of  the  Long
Island  Region  of  the  New  York State Office of Parks, Recreation and
Historic Preservation, in 2009, the Bethpage State Park's  Black  Course
hosted the U.S. Open National Golf Championship; and
  WHEREAS,  From  1983  to 1995, Ronald F. Foley was employed by the New
York State Office of Parks, Recreation  and  Historic  Preservation;  he
served  as  Executive  Deputy  Commissioner;  he  also served as General
Manager of the Long Island Region and Regional Director of  the  Genesee
Region,  administering  all  aspects  of the parks In those areas of the
state; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, Ronald F. Foley served as  Commissioner  of  the
Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation; in that
capacity,  he was responsible for the management of over 50,000 acres of
parkland including historic structures, golf facilities  and  oceanfront
beaches; his notable achievements included environmental stewardship for
preservation and protection of open space; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition, Ronald F. Foley served as Executive Director of
the New York Parks and Conservation Association, an organization  focus-
ing  on the protection of parkland and assisting communities in creating
new parks; he also served as Deputy Commissioner for the  Department  of
Public  Works  and  as Deputy Director and Chief of Staff in the Mayor's
Office of Management and Budget in the City of Troy, New York; and
  WHEREAS, In all his official acts, Ronald F. Foley was governed  by  a
keen  sense  of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems;
and
  WHEREAS, Ronald F. Foley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in  Public
Administration from the University of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to  Ronald  F.  Foley
upon  his  retirement  as  Director of the Long Island Region of the New
York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; and
  WHEREAS, During his tenure as Director of the Long  Island  Region  of
the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

and  throughout  his  previous  years of public service, Ronald F. Foley
earned the admiration, esteem and  affection  of  his  colleagues;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ronald F. Foley upon the occasion of his retirement as Director of
the Long Island Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation
and Historic Preservation; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ronald F. Foley.

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