Congratulating Pam Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make America honoree by WCNY

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  • 03 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Pam Matt upon the occasion of
being named a Women Who Make America honoree by WCNY

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, Pam Matt has given not only of her time and energies but also
of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has been
designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Pam
Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make America honoree
by WCNY at an awards ceremony held on Friday, March 1, 2013, at the
Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Women Who Make America awards represent a local collab-
oration between WCNY, Central New York's public broadcasting station,
and the AOL and PBS national documentary, MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE
AMERICA, which features the stories of outstanding women whose extraor-
dinary contributions helped to transform the lives of American women and
society; and
WHEREAS, Pam Matt has been called upon to contribute her time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, She has been designated for this special honor in recognition
of her significant community impact and exemplary service in the area of
Business; and
WHEREAS, In March of 2012 Pam Matt became Executive Director of the
Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, the first woman to hold the post in
its 115 year existence; under her leadership the Chamber has grown in
members and energy; and
WHEREAS, The Mohawk Valley region is the focus of Pam Matt's employ-
ment and volunteer activities; in her position with the Chamber, she
acts out of a strong commitment to attracting new businesses and fami-
lies to the region, while her civic engagement activities involve
supporting individuals and families; and
WHEREAS, Pam Matt is president-elect of the Utica Rotary Club and is
active in the organization's Youth Exchange Program, hosting exchange
students from around the world; she is also on the Board of Directors of
the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees and the Utica Downtown
Development Corporation; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Pam Matt 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 Pam Matt has displayed throughout
her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Pam Matt upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make
America honoree by WCNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Pam Matt.


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