J1155

Honoring Darcie Miller upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2013 Service Award

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Darcie Miller upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2013 Service Award by the Alcoholism and
Drug Abuse Council of Orange County

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, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Darcie Miller upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the
2013 Service Award by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange
County; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the Council's
27th Annual Service Awards Soiree, to be held on Thursday, April 18,
2013, at F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill in Washingtonville, New York; and
WHEREAS, Darcie Miller, LCSW-R (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), is
the Commissioner of the Orange County Department of Mental Health; prior
to her appointment in March 2012, she served as the Department's Deputy
Commissioner for seven years and has been part of Orange County's mental
health team for more than a decade; and
WHEREAS, Nearly 7,000 Orange County residents with a mental illness,
developmental disability, or substance abuse problems are served by the
Department of Mental Health each day; the Department coordinates
programs with numerous private and not-for-profit partners in Orange
County; and
WHEREAS, As Commissioner of the Orange County Department of Mental
Health, Darcie Miller oversees the County's planning, development and
coordination of services in the fields of mental health, developmental
disabilities and chemical dependency; she is passionate about infusing
the system of care with trauma informed, culturally competent, and
recovery orientated values, and practices; and
WHEREAS, Darcie Miller has had administrative responsibility for lead-
ing the development and assisting in facilitating a Sex Offender Commu-
nity Management Task Force, Orange County Middletown Court Connection
Project, serving as the Principal Investigator for the Children's Mental
Health Initiative System of Care, Mental Health Juvenile Justice
Projects, and participating in bringing evidence based initiatives to
Orange County; and
WHEREAS, Serving on many local and statewide committees, Darcie Miller
is a member of the multi-disciplinary Orange County team which focuses
on youth needs in the community, as well as on the SUNY Orange Advisory
Committee, the Medical Reserve Corp, and the Cultural Equity Task Force;
and
WHEREAS, In addition, Darcie Miller is a member of "Team Orange" and
has become Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, implementing efficient,
cost effective, and exemplary government practice; she was recently
elected Treasurer of the New York State Conference of Local Mental
Hygiene Directors, Inc.; and
WHEREAS, Darcie Miller received her Masters in Social Work and her
Bachelors of Science degrees from the State University of New York at
Buffalo; and
WHEREAS, Darcie Miller and her husband James Ferraro are parents to
his son, Matthew, and their daughter, Angelina, and son, Anthony, with
whom they enjoy camping and spending time outdoors; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Darcie Miller has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the
respect and admiration of her colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Darcie Miller has displayed through-
out her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Darcie Miller upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the 2013 Service Award by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of
Orange County; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Darcie Miller.

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