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Honoring John C. Egan on his designation as the recipient of an Irish American Heritage Museum's Inaugural Governor Hugh L. Carey Aw...

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  • 03 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John C. Egan upon the occasion of his
designation as the recipient of an Irish American Heritage Museum's
Inaugural Governor Hugh L. Carey Award on April 20, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that individuals who
distinguish themselves in their profession and in their commitment to
their heritage and their community merit the highest commendation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the intent of this Legislative Body to
commend John C. Egan upon the occasion of his designation as the recipi-
ent of an Irish American Heritage Museum's Governor Hugh L. Carey Award;
and
WHEREAS, The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to preserving
and telling the story of the contributions of the Irish people and their
culture in America, inspiring individuals to examine the importance of
their own heritage as part of the American cultural mosaic; and
WHEREAS, John C. Egan, a son of Erin, will be honored at the Irish
American Heritage Museum's Inaugural Governor Hugh L. Carey Awards
Dinner, to be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York on Saturday,
April 20, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The Irish American Heritage Museum's Governor Hugh L. Carey
Award proudly recognizes the achievements of those who exemplify its
ideals and help to further its mission; John C. Egan truly merits such
recognition; and
WHEREAS, John Egan began his more than 50 year career with New York
State at Clinton Prison in his hometown of Dannemora, New York; he dedi-
cated his career to serving the greater community and in doing so he
helped shape the local landscape; and
WHEREAS, John Egan has been centrally involved in many projects across
the Capital Region, including the construction of the Empire State Plaza
and the Harriman Office Building Campus, both iconic features of the
Albany skyline; and
WHEREAS, From 1980-1989 John Egan served as Commissioner of the Office
of General Services; he was at the forefront of efforts to relate the
State's property assets to the surrounding community, promoting free
events at the Empire State Plaza such as African American Family Day and
GE Kids Day among many other festivals and concerts which have enhanced
the area's culture and quality of life; and
WHEREAS, John C. Egan also served as the Executive Director of the New
York State Dormitory Authority and Commissioner of the New York State
Department of Transportation and had previously served as Chairman of
the Harriman Research and Technology Development Corporation, a partner-
ship involving the University at Albany which sought to create research
and office facilities on the Harriman Campus for science and technology
innovation; and
WHEREAS, He also served as Executive Director of the New York State
Task Force on High Speed Rail and continued to make major contributions
to the Capital Region while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of
the Albany International Airport from 1995-2003, after which he oversaw
a complete renovation of the facility and was also instrumental in
establishing the airport's relationship with Southwest Airlines; and
WHEREAS, In 2007, John Egan was appointed, for a second time, to the
post of Commissioner of the New York State Office of General Services;
in 2010, he returned to serve as President of the non-profit Renaissance
Corporation of Albany, a position he previously held from 2003-2007; and

WHEREAS, The Renaissance Corporation is a philanthropic organization
providing financial support to charitable, literary, scientific, reli-
gious, and educational institutions; and
WHEREAS, In recognition and appreciation of his civic and community
work, John C. Egan has earned numerous well-deserved awards and recogni-
tions including an Honorary doctoral degree from the University at Alba-
ny at its December 2012 Commencement, the naming of the new lounge in
the Cardiovascular Wing at St. Peter's Hospital, "The Egan Family
Lounge," the College of St. Rose's Community Excellence Award, Congre-
gation Beth Abraham Jacob's Annual Citizen Award, the University at
Albany's Citizen Laureate Award, Wildwood Program Inc.'s Outstanding
Volunteer Award, Junior Achievement's Business Hall of Fame Award, Boy
Scouts of America's Good Scout Award, Plattsburgh State University's
Distinguished Service Award, and Southwest Airlines' Tribute to John
Egan; and
WHEREAS, A United States Army veteran, John C. Egan has, in addition,
served on several boards, including the Wildwood Program's Advisory
Board, the Implementation Team for Tech Valley High School, and Catholic
Charities' Board of Trustees; and
WHEREAS, He is a member and/or trustee, as well, of numerous business
groups such as the Center for Economic Growth, the Chamber of Commerce,
and the American Legion; 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, it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend them for the
edification and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor John C. Egan upon the occasion of his designation as the recipient
of an Irish American Heritage Museum's Inaugural Governor Hugh L. Carey
Award on April 20, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John C. Egan.

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