J1177

Honoring David H. Pendergast upon the occasion of his retirement as Lewis County Manager in May of 2013

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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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J1177


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending David H. Pendergast upon the occasion
of his retirement as Lewis County Manager in May of 2013

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of esteemed resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
David H. Pendergast upon the occasion of his retirement as Lewis County
Manager in May of 2013; and
WHEREAS, David H. Pendergast has been the Lewis County Manager since
2008; his overall career encompasses 34 years of distinguished public
service at local, state and federal levels, which earned the admiration,
esteem and affection of his colleagues; and
WHEREAS, David H. Pendergast's illustrious public service roles
include serving as Chief of Staff to two county executives, Deputy
Commissioner of Aviation/Oneida County, Intergovernmental Affairs
Specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 17 years as
Assistant Executive Director and then Executive Director of New York
State Soil and Water Conservation and 22 years as Commodities Coordina-
tor for the New York Farm Bureau; and
WHEREAS, In addition, David H. Pendergast was Supervisor for the Town
of Fulton, a County Legislator in the Schoharie County Legislature and a
member of the Middleburgh School Board of Education; and
WHEREAS, The son of H. Joseph and Doris Pendergast, David H. Pender-
gast comes from a long family tradition of serving the public good; his
father was a County Extension Agent in Lewis County and his grandfather,
Albert Schoff, served for many years as the Lewis County Sheriff; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his public service career, David H. Pendergast
served with loyalty, honor and distinction, and was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems in his
official acts; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his daughters, Sarah (Joel)
Bramer, Kathleen (JJ) Meredith and Joanne (Josh) Gravelle, as well as
his three grandchildren, Luke, Megan and Noah, all of whom feel privi-
leged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
WHEREAS, In retirement, David H. Pendergast is looking forward to
spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, as well as
increased fishing time; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, certainly have earned the recognition and applause of all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend David H. Pendergast upon the occasion of his retirement as Lewis
County Manager in May of 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to David H. Pendergast.

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