Resolution J705-2013

Honoring Glen-Michael Francis upon the occasion of his retirement as Executive Director after many years of distinguished service to GRIOT Circle, Inc.

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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  honoring Glen-Michael Francis upon the occasion
of his retirement as Executive Director  after  many  years  of  distin-
guished service to GRIOT Circle, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves  to  faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its members; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Glen-Michael Francis upon the occasion  of  his  retirement  after  many
years of distinguished service to GRIOT Circle, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS,  GRIOT  Circle, Inc. is the only community-based organization
whose mission is to provide advocacy,  programs  and  services  to  LGBT
Elders  of  Color;  it is a local, regional and national leader for LGBT
senior issues; and
  WHEREAS, Glen-Michael Francis joined the staff of GRIOT  Circle,  Inc.
as  Director  of  Program  Services  in 2002; in this role, Glen-Michael
Francis drew on his long history of activism and  program  and  advocacy
work  to significantly enhance and expand the organization's service and
program base; and
  WHEREAS, Glen-Michael Francis  stepped  into  the  role  of  Executive
Director  in  2008;  his widely respected abilities in grant and program
development, advocacy and creative visioning have earned the admiration,
esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
  WHEREAS, Glen-Michael Francis has left an  indelible  imprint  on  the
work  of  GRIOT  Circle,  Inc.;  his  transformative  influence has been
instrumental in creating the collaborative and intergenerational culture
of this vital organization; and
  WHEREAS, Glen-Michael Francis is also a founding member of  the  Audre
Lorde Project, an Ambassador for American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP) and has served on numerous advisory boards, including the Leader-
ship  Council for the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network of the Ameri-
can Society on Aging, and the Seniors Issues  Committee  and  Governance
Committee of the Empire State Pride Agenda; 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 great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Glen-Michael  Francis  upon  the occasion of his retirement after
many years of distinguished service to GRIOT Circle,  Inc.;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Glen-Michael Francis.

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