Resolution J5090-2013

Honoring Debbie Tiamfook upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Woman of Valor Award on May 22, 2014

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Debbie Tiamfook upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the Woman of Valor Award on May 22, 2014

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,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Debbie Tiam-
fook upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the  Woman  of
Valor  Award,  to be celebrated at the 7th Annual Men of Distinction and
Women of Valor Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 22, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, The Men of Distinction and Women of Valor Awards Ceremony  is
held  each  year  to  recognize  and pay just tribute to outstanding and
accomplished individuals whose leadership roles have had  a  significant
impact  on  the  daily lives of the people of the State of New York, and
who have gone above and beyond the call of duty; and
  WHEREAS, A true leader who is always willing to serve, Debbie Tiamfook
cares deeply for her community, and has always strived  to  improve  the
lives of the disenfranchised and disempowered; and
  WHEREAS,  Debbie Tiamfook is the founder and owner of New Wave Manage-
ment LLC, a small business consulting and  management  company;  she  is
also the co-founder and former Chief Financial Officer for the New Amer-
ican Chamber of Commerce; and
  WHEREAS,  This  outstanding  woman is adept at pioneering new concepts
and has birthed, or played a major role in spawning more  than  a  dozen
companies and charitable organizations; and
  WHEREAS, As part of her community activism, Debbie Tiamfook is a proud
member and elder of Redemption Community World Ministries Inc., producer
for UTV Global Media Network, facilitator for Circle of Hope Small Busi-
ness  Network,  co-founder  and consultant of Canarsie Disaster Recovery
Committee, co-founder of Foresee Community Outreach Center Inc.,  found-
ing  member of the Pride of Barbados, Lodge No. 1, member of the Friends
United Block Association, New York Acorn, APAC, and member of the Brook-
lyn Clarendon Meadows Lions Club; and
  WHEREAS, Despite spending her time with all of  her  community  activ-
ities and social networking, Debbie Tiamfook enjoys reading, sports with
the family, and writing; currently, she is working on white paper CANAR-
SIE ALIVE! THE WAY FORWARD POST HURRICANE SANDY; and
  WHEREAS,  A  team  player,  strategic thinker, long range planner, and
skilled grassroots organizer, Debbie Tiamfook is a Dyson College Associ-
ate Fellow; and
  WHEREAS, Debbie Tiamfook has received numerous community and  business
awards  and  citations including the New York City Pacesetter Award, and
FUBA Community Service Award; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her six children, all  of  whom
feel  privileged  to  be  a part of her life and rejoice in her achieve-
ments; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of  this  Legislative  Body  that  those  who
enhance  the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly  have  earned  the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Debbie Tiamfook upon the occasion of her designation as  recipient
of the Woman of Valor Award on May 22, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Debbie Tiamfook.

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