J1273

Honoring J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his retirement after 19 years of distinguished service to the William George Agency for...

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

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J1273


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his
retirement after 19 years of distinguished service to the William George
Agency for Children's Services

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body seeks to acknowledge those individuals
whose professional lives and civic endeavors serve to enhance the stat-
ure of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor J.
Brad Herman upon the occasion of his retirement after 19 years of
distinguished service to the William George Agency for Children's
Services; and
WHEREAS, After more than 19 years as the executive director and chief
executive officer of the William George Agency for Children's Services,
Inc. (formerly known as the George Junior Republic), J. Brad Herman is
retiring; during his 45 year career, he has provided service, sanctuary
and safety to over 10,000 at-risk children in New York; and
WHEREAS, J. Brad Herman established and innovated programs for those
with a broad diversity of need and provided leadership in residential
and preventative program delivery to those in need in the areas of:
juvenile justice system services, mental health hospitalization
services, maternity services, mother and child services, developmentally
delayed services, multiple handicapped and non-ambulatory services,
nursery through grade 12 special education services, alcohol substance
abuse services, sexual offender services, and traumatic brain injury
services; and
WHEREAS, In addition, J. Brad Herman has served several institutions,
including the George Junior Republic Union Free School District, Our
Lady of Victory Infant Home, Baker Hall, Randolph Academy and the New
York State School for the Blind; and
WHEREAS, J. Brad Herman has served on the board of directors of the
Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies (COFCCA) for 21 years; his
efforts have reached beyond the United States when in 1998, the First
Lady of Russia, Mrs. Yeltsin, requested that he travel to Russia to
assist in the development of substance abuse and vocational programs;
and
WHEREAS, In J. Brad Herman's 25 years of leadership of special educa-
tion programs, he has led the programs at George Junior Republic, Our
Lady of Victory Infant Home and Baker Hall; in addition, he founded Our
Lady of Victory Pre School Program along with the Falk School at Child
and Family Services of Erie County; and
WHEREAS, J. Brad Herman has provided leadership in special education
as president of the Coalition of Special Act School Districts in New
York; he has mentored the chief executive officers for five agencies,
who continue to provide leadership in their fields; and
WHEREAS, For the past 19 years, J. Brad Herman rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to the William George Agency for
Children's Services; and
WHEREAS, In his capacity as executive director and chief executive
officer, J. Brad Herman served with loyalty, honor and distinction; and
WHEREAS, In his official acts, J. Brad Herman was governed by a keen
sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems; and
WHEREAS, During his tenure with the William George Agency for Chil-
dren's Services, J. Brad Herman earned the admiration, esteem and
affection of his colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor J. Brad Herman upon the occasion of his retirement after 19 years
of distinguished service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to J. Brad Herman.

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