Resolution J647-2013

Commending Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz upon the occasion of her retirement after 31 years of service to the Town of Cheektowaga, New York

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz upon
the occasion of her retirement after 31 years of  distinguished  service
to the Town of Cheektowaga, New York

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the  stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commend
Councilwoman  Patricia  Jaworowicz  upon  the occasion of her retirement
after 31 years of dedicated service to  the  Town  of  Cheektowaga,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  To be specific, Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz served as a
council member in the Town of Cheektowaga for 31 years, 1 month, and  20
days; she officially resigned on February 20, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Patricia  Jaworowicz is a lifelong Town of Cheektowaga resi-
dent; she grew up in the William Street area and attended St. Josaphat's
Parochial School and Bishop Colton High School; and
  WHEREAS, Patricia Jaworowicz joined the Cheektowaga Committee in  1971
and  was  elected to serve as vice-chair in 1974; in 1976, she was named
one of New York State's 41 electors and participated  in  the  Electoral
College; and
  WHEREAS,  Patricia  Jaworowicz  worked  in  various  levels  of public
service; she served on the central staff of the Erie County  Legislature
and was promoted to the Legislature's Senior Clerk; and
  WHEREAS,  Patricia  Jaworowicz announced her candidacy for Cheektowaga
Town Council in 1981 and handily won the primary and  general  election;
in  January  of  1982,  she  became  the first woman ever elected to the
Cheektowaga Town Board; and
  WHEREAS, Over a long  and  successful  career,  Councilwoman  Patricia
Jaworowicz  served  as  the  chairperson  of the Town Board's Police and
Justice Courts Committee and the Zoning and Planning Committee; and
  WHEREAS, Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz was  heavily  involved  with
the Walden Galleria Mall project from 1987 to 1989 when the mall opened;
she  was  an  early  supporter  of  the  project  even though it was not
initially popular because she felt it was the best move  for  the  town;
the  Walden  Galleria Mall later transformed Cheektowaga into the retail
epicenter of Western New York; and
  WHEREAS, Councilwoman Jaworowicz was  heavily  involved  in  community
organizations  including  the  William Street Taxpayers Association, the
Cheektowaga Patriotic Commission, the Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra and
the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce; and
  WHEREAS, Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz has left behind a long lega-
cy of fighting for Cheektowaga families; as the first woman ever elected
to the Cheektowaga Town Board, she is considered a trailblazer for women
in Western New York and throughout this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her children, Tim and  Pam,  as
well as her four grandchildren, all of whom feel privileged to be a part
of her life and rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  The quality and character of life in this Nation, and in the
great State of New York, is reflective of the purposeful lives and  good
works  of  those civic-minded community members who dedicate their lives
and career to the service of others; 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
the Empire State; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Councilwoman Patricia Jaworowicz upon the occasion of her  retire-
ment after 31 years of distinguished service to the Town of Cheektowaga,
New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patricia Jaworowicz.

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