Resolution J6072-2013

Commending Meredith L. Henderson upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

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  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 16, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Meredith L. Henderson upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition  by  Alpha  Kappa  Alpha
Sorority, Inc.

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New  York  State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions  and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Meredith L. Henderson upon the occasion of her designation  for  special
recognition  by  Alpha  Kappa  Alpha Sorority, Inc., to be celebrated on
Saturday, August 9, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Meredith L. Henderson 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, Meredith L. Henderson, is a 29-year  member  of  Alpha  Kappa
Alpha  Sorority,  and  was  initiated in the Omicron Nu Omega Chapter in
1985; she is a proud member of Delta Mu Omega  Chapter  in  Albany,  New
York, where she has served as Basileus, Epistoleus, Scholarship Chairman
and most notably Graduate Advisor; and
  WHEREAS,  A  graduate of Union College and Binghamton University, this
esteemed woman is the Chief of Staff in the New York State Senate  where
she  is responsible for overall Management Administration and Operations
in Albany and Southeast Queens; and
  WHEREAS, Previously, Meredith L. Henderson served as the Deputy Secre-
tary for the President/Majority Leader of  the  New  York  State  Senate
where  she  was  the first African-American and first woman appointed in
the position; furthermore, she was also  the  Deputy  Secretary  to  the
Minority  Leader  of the New York State Senate and the Director of Human
Resources and Special Assistant; and
  WHEREAS, Meredith L. Henderson 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, Committed to  giving  back  to  her  community,  Meredith  L.
Henderson  is  a  former  trustee  of the New Covenant Charter School in
Albany and is also a former member of the  Board  of  Directors  of  the
NAACP  of  Albany;  in addition, she has also served as President of the
Urban League Guild and is very involved in "Get Out the Vote" efforts on
all levels; and
  WHEREAS, After a successful win at the 2014 Northeast Regional Confer-
ence, Meredith L. Henderson will now enter her term  of  office  as  the
33rd North Atlantic Regional Director; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement,  Meredith  L.  Henderson  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 woman has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Meredith  L. Henderson upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Alpha Kappa  Alpha  Sorority,  Inc.;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Meredith L. Henderson.

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