Resolution J940-2013

Honoring Eileen Long Chelales upon the occasion of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring Eileen Long Chelales upon the occasion
of her designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual  Bay  Ridge  St.
Patrick's Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations  to  assemble and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of
the Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records  the  ongoing
history  of  the United States and Ireland, and provides opportunity for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Eileen Long Chelales upon the occasion  of  her  designation  as  Deputy
Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held
on Sunday, March 24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Eileen  Long  Chelales is currently the Development Director
for Bishop Ford High School; she has served in numerous state and feder-
al positions; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to her present position, Eileen Long Chelales served as
a Commissioner for the Unemployment Insurance  Appeals  Board  for  four
years;  in  2004,  she  was  appointed by President Bush to serve as the
Regional Administrator for the General Services Administration where she
was responsible for overseeing a large construction budget,  484  leases
and  84  federal  buildings in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the
Caribbean; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to working in  the  Bush  administration,  Eileen  Long
Chelales  worked  for Governor George Pataki since his election in 1994;
she held numerous positions in the Pataki Administration including Depu-
ty Press Secretary, Chief Of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor, and later
as Deputy Secretary to the Governor where she was  responsible  for  the
oversight of policy formation of 10 state agencies; and
  WHEREAS, Furthermore, Eileen Long Chelales oversaw the executive budg-
et  of the Governor's staff budget and the distribution of a significant
amount in funds to organizations throughout the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Joe, and their two
children, all of whom feel privileged to be  a  part  of  her  life  and
rejoice in her achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice for Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Eileen Long Chelales embodies the spirit
and the cherished ideals and values of  Irish-Americans  of  this  great
State and Nation; 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 Eileen Long Chelales upon the occasion of her designation as Depu-
ty Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade; and be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Eileen Long Chelales.

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