Resolution J5609-2013

Honoring Guy Stephenson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2014 Wilmington Citizen of the Year award by the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center

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  • Jun 3, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 3, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 30, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Guy Stephenson upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the 2014  Wilmington  Citizen  of  the  Year
award by the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center

WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Guy Stephenson
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2014 Wilmington
Citizen of the Year award by the Whiteface Regional Business and Tourism
Center; this auspicious occasion was celebrated on  Tuesday,  March  18,
2014  at  the  annual  Community  Dinner at the Hungry Trout Restaurant,
Wilmington, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Guy Stephenson has given not only of his  time  and  energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, A native of Wilmington, Guy Stephenson retired from the state
Olympic  Regional  Development  Authority in July 2009, having worked at
the Mount Van Hoevenberg sliding center for 30 years; he  now  dedicates
his time to skiing and making his community a better place; and
  WHEREAS,  Guy  Stephenson  has been called upon to contribute his time
and talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and  has  always
given of himself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS,  A member of numerous volunteer organizations, Guy Stephenson
is a charter trustee of the Wilmington Historical Society  and  is  also
active  on  the  town's  Cemetery Committee, where his efforts have been
vital in restoring damaged graves; and
  WHEREAS, This esteemed man is the current chairman of  the  Wilmington
Fire District after serving ably as fire commissioner for over a decade;
and
  WHEREAS,  Guy Stephenson is also a major contributor to the Wilmington
Historical Society's new book, WILMINGTON AND THE WHITEFACE  REGION;  he
and  several  members of the society met regularly each week for months,
working tirelessly to craft this book  highlighting  their  area's  rich
history; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Guy Stephenson has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which this remarkable  man  has  displayed
throughout his life; 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  Guy  Stephenson upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of the 2014 Wilmington Citizen of the Year award by the Whiteface Region
Business and Tourism Center; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Guy Stephenson.

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