Resolution J5909-2013

Honoring Donna Conlin of Schodack, New York upon the occasion of her selection as Clerk of the Year by the New York State Town Clerk's Association

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  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Donna Conlin of Schodack, New York upon
the occasion of her selection as Clerk of the Year by the New York State
Town Clerk's Association

WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in this Nation, and the great
State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and good  works
of those patriotic and civic-minded community members who dedicate their
lives and careers to the service of others; and
  WHEREAS,  Donna Conlin has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor  Donna  Conlin
of Schodack, New York upon the occasion of her selection as Clerk of the
Year  by  the  New York State Town Clerk's Association (NYSTCA); she was
honored at the NYSTCA's 32nd Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs,  New
York, on April 27-30, 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1980,  Donna  Conlin was appointed as a part time Deputy
Town Clerk of the Town of Schodack and became acting  Town  Clerk  three
years later; and
  WHEREAS,  For  over  three  decades, this esteemed woman has dedicated
herself to public service, consistently putting the needs of town  resi-
dents first; and
  WHEREAS, During her tenure, Donna Conlin admirably promoted the Office
of  the  Town  Clerk as the open door to local government for town resi-
dents, tirelessly assisting them with their concerns  and  questions  no
matter what their situation may be; and
  WHEREAS,  As  town  clerk,  Donna  Conlin  was instrumental in helping
establish a modern computerized management system which  became  one  of
the  most  utilized  software  programs  for  town  clerks in the state;
furthermore, she was actively involved in the Local Government  Telecom-
munications Initiative Project, connecting Schodack to the world via the
Internet; and
  WHEREAS,  For  many  years,  she  has  been a member of the NYSTCA, an
organization in which she has held various offices, including President;
she has not only monitored sessions for the association and held commit-
tee liaison positions but has also been one of  the  "trainers  training
the class" at the Town Clerk's conference; and
  WHEREAS,  Donna Conlin has been called upon to contribute her time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; and
  WHEREAS, A member of numerous civic  and  professional  organizations,
she  has  served in such important roles as Liaison to the Environmental
Protection Agency, President of the Rensselaer County Municipal  Clerk's
Association,  and  as  member of the New York State Association of Local
Government Records Officers; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period  of  her  community  service,  a
period  of  constructive involvement, Donna Conlin has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband of almost 24 years,
Jeff, their two daughters, Kim Splain and Heather  Pearsall,  and  three
granddaughters, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of her life and
rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual  for the benefit of others which this remarkable woman has displayed
throughout her 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 Donna Conlin upon the occasion of her selection as  Clerk  of  the
Year by the New York State Town Clerk's Association; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Donna Conlin.

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