Congratulating Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown 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, Marlene Brown has given not only of her time and energies but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special recognition; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Marlene
Brown upon the occasion of being named a Women Who Make America honoree
by WCNY; an awards ceremony was 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, Marlene Brown 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
volunteerism; and
WHEREAS, Marlene Brown has run The Children's Museum of Utica as a
volunteer for over 10 years, creating exhibits and programs for chil-
dren, families, and tourists; her laudable efforts have earned the Muse-
um both New York State and federal historic building status, and have
also secured grants to renovate the building; and
WHEREAS, A successful long-time teacher, business futurist and world-
wide traveler, Marlene Brown's deep and well-known commitment to The
Children's Museum of Utica inspires others; in 2012, the museum was
chosen co-recipient of proceeds from the Mayor's Ball and the Landmarks
Society of Utica's Restoration Award; and
WHEREAS, Marlene Brown is also an active Rotarian; she chartered one
of 14 Rotary eClubs authorized by Rotary International and traveled to
India for the ribbon-cutting of a women's computer school, and Haiti to
begin a water/sanitation project; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown has displayed through-
out her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Marlene Brown 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 Marlene Brown.


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