Resolution J64-2013

Honoring James E. Panton upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award by the Albany Center Gallery

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring James E. Panton upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement Award by
the Albany Center Gallery

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, James E. Panton 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,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud to honor James E.
Panton upon the occasion of his designation  as  recipient  of  the  Les
Urbach  Lifetime  Achievement  Award by the Albany Center Gallery, to be
celebrated at its 35th Anniversary Masquerade Gala; and
  WHEREAS, The Les Urbach Lifetime Achievement  Award  is  presented  in
memory of Albany Center Gallery's late founder, Leslie Urbach; and
  WHEREAS,  Albany  Center Gallery is proud to honor James E. Panton for
his long, dedicated history of service to the organization and the Capi-
tal Region's cultural community; and
  WHEREAS, James E. Panton 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, For over a decade, James E. Panton has brought  a  wealth  of
wisdom  and  experience  to  Albany Center Gallery's Board of Directors,
serving with distinction in numerous  capacities,  including  President,
Vice President, and Chair of the Government Committee; and
  WHEREAS,  James  E.  Panton  has  been  a tireless advocate for Albany
Center Gallery's mission  and  advancement,  and  his  contributions  to
several  other  area  arts  organizations -- from the Arts Center of the
Capital Region to the Albany Symphony -- have only enhanced  his  legacy
as an invaluable resource for the local region; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire  period  of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, James E. Panton 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  James E. Panton has displayed
throughout his life; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor James E. Panton upon the occasion of his designation as  recipient
of  the  Les  Urbach  Lifetime  Achievement  Award  by the Albany Center
Gallery; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James E. Panton.

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