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Honoring Mary Luckern upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2013 Citizen of the Year Award by the Geneva Area Cha...

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Mary Luckern upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of the 2013 Citizen of the Year Award by the
Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, on April 18, 2013

WHEREAS, The quality and character of life in this Nation, and this
great Empire State, is reflective of the purposeful lives and good works
of those patriotic and civic-minded community members who dedicate their
lives and careers to the service of others; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize the
achievements of those citizens who have made significant contributions
to the communities of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mary
Luckern upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the 2013
Citizen of the Year Award by the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, to be
celebrated at a special Dinner on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Belhurst
Castle in Geneva, New York; and
WHEREAS, This esteemed award recognizes an individual who has unself-
ishly given to the community and created a more dignified, unique place
in which to work and live; and
WHEREAS, Mary Luckern 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, The daughter of Sylvester and Nell Miles Luckern, Mary
Luckern grew up in the Finger Lakes area, and attended St. Patrick's
Elementary School in Seneca Falls, New York; and
WHEREAS, Mary Luckern pursued a career in education and worked in the
Geneva school system for many years as a teacher and administrator
before retiring as a school principal; and
WHEREAS, Mary Luckern further established herself as an educational
leader in her region by taking on such roles as Chairman of Geneva's
Program for Gifted Children, serving as the professional staff's admin-
istrative representative to the Geneva Board of Education, and as the
leading voice on the State Board of Directors representing the Region
and also serves as Chairman of the Ontario County National Education
Association; and
WHEREAS, Mary Luckern 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, The quintessential civic leader, Mary Luckern has been Super-
visor of the Town of Geneva since 1998, the first woman ever elected to
that post; she is also a member of the Ontario County Board of Supervi-
sors, she serves as the Ontario County representative on the Tourism
Board, and is a presence on the Ontario County Economic Development
Committee; and
WHEREAS, In addition, this impressive citizen is a member of the Gene-
va Scholarship Board of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a Board
Member of the Geneva Rotary Club, a staunch advocate and Board Member of
the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, an Ex Officio Member of the Board of
Directors of Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce and is an active partic-
ipant in the work of the Geneva Historical Society where she remains an
Ex Officio member of its Board of Trustees; and
WHEREAS, Well-known for her dedication to the community, Mary Luckern
has received countless honors and awards; she was named "National
Distinguished Elementary Principal for New York State in 1988, received
the Sharing the Light award for service to others in 1996; and was named
a Paul Harris Fellow in 2005; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Mary Luckern has stood constant in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence 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
honor Mary Luckern upon the occasion of her designation as the recipient
of the 2013 Citizen of the Year Award by the Geneva Area Chamber of
Commerce on April 18, 2013; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary Luckern.

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