Resolution J775-2013

Honoring Thomas and Dusty Putnam upon the occasion of their designation as 2012 Community Leaders of the Year by the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

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  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Thomas and Dusty Putnam upon the occa-
sion of their designation as 2012 Community Leaders of the Year  by  the
Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce

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 that are devoted to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Individuals and organizations that 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Thomas and Dusty Putnam upon the occasion of their designation  as  2012
Community  Leaders  of  the  Year  by  the  Schoharie  County Chamber of
Commerce; this auspicious occasion will  be  celebrated  at  the  annual
dinner  meeting of the chamber, to be held on Friday, March 15, 2013, at
Caverns Palace Restaurant in Howes Cave, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Residents of Schoharie, New York, Thomas and Dusty Putnam are
active in their home church, the Schoharie Reformed  Church;  both  have
participated  on development committees for the City Mission of Schenec-
tady and Major Gifts Capital Campaign Cabinet for Camp Fowler; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas O. Putnam is the  founder  and  chairman  of  Fenimore
Asset  Management/FAM  Funds;  he  oversees the firm's privately managed
accounts and three publicly-traded mutual funds; and
  WHEREAS, A former member of the Investment Company Institute Board  of
Governors,  Cobleskill  Regional  Hospital Board, and Reformed Church of
America Investment Committee, Thomas O. Putnam earned  his  bachelor  of
arts  degree  from  the University of Rochester and a master of business
administration degree from Tulane University; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas O. Putnam currently serves on the boards  of  the  New
York  State  Historical  Association (Fenimore Art Museum), the Catskill
Area Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, Guideposts, and the  Guide-
posts Foundation; and
  WHEREAS,  Dusty Putnam is a principal and vice president with Fenimore
Asset Management where she  oversees  human  resources,  marketing,  and
public relations; and
  WHEREAS,  Active  in  Schoharie, New York's revitalization efforts and
chair of the Schoharie Village Planning Board, Dusty  Putnam  serves  on
several  not-for-profit boards including the Elizabethtown College Board
of Trustees, Arkell Hall Museum and Library Board, and  the  Cobleskill-
Richmondville Educational Foundation; she is also on the leadership team
for church on the Grow at the Schoharie Reformed Church; and
  WHEREAS,  Dusty  Putnam  obtained her undergraduate degree from Eliza-
bethtown College and her M.S. degree from Washington College; and
  WHEREAS, Thomas and Dusty Putnam have a daughter, Anne; a daughter and
son-in-law, Caddie and Robert Rankin;  and  two  beloved  grandchildren,
Lucy and Thomas; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay tribute to Thomas  and  Dusty
Putnam of Schoharie, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their profession  and  community,
and  have shown a long and sustained commitment to excellence, certainly
have earned the recognition and applause of all citizens of  this  great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Thomas and Dusty Putnam upon the occasion of their designation  as
2012  Community  Leaders  of the Year by the Schoharie County Chamber of
Commerce; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas and Dusty Putnam.

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