Honoring Reverend Norma Williams upon the occasion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

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  • 30 / Apr / 2013
  • 30 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Reverend Norma Williams upon the occa-
sion of her designation for special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the
community and its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Reverend Norma Williams upon the occasion of her designation for special
recognition by Young Movement, Inc. on Saturday, March 30, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Young Movement is a 501c(3) member-supported action tank
providing research, advocacy, and partnerships on socio-economic issues
such as financial literacy and employment alternatives for young adults
and professionals in New York; incorporated in October of 2011, this
organization not only represents its members through research, advocacy,
and forming partnerships, but ensures the positive results are long-
standing while the unfavorable ones are non-recurrent for the next young
generation; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Norma Williams is the daughter of the late Clarence
and Ivy Raynor of Mount Prospect District, Manchester, Jamaica; she is
married to Rollin Williams and they have three children Cheryl, Donnette
and Kimberly; and
WHEREAS, As a child, Norma Williams attended Huntley Elementary School
and Huntley Missionary Church; at age 12, she received a scholarship and
went on to Manchester High School; from there, she went on to Church
Teachers' College where she majored in Secondary Education and graduated
with honors; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Brooklyn College with both a Bachelor of Arts
in English cum laude and a Master of Arts in Secondary English Educa-
tion, Norma Williams further equipped herself for Christian ministry by
attending New York Theological Seminary; she first pursued and graduated
with a Master of Professional Studies degree and later with a Master of
Divinity in Parish Ministry and Christian Education degree; and
WHEREAS, In 2004, the Lenox Road Baptist Church licensed Minister
Norma Williams to Christian ministry; in 2012, she was ordained as a
reverend by the Lenox Road Baptist Church in collaboration with the
American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Williams is a certified New York City Department of
Education teacher with over 20 years of experience; she has worked as a
teacher, lead teacher, staff developer, and as a teacher center site
coach responsible for providing professional development for teachers,
and currently teaches Humanities at KAPPA V in Brooklyn; and
WHEREAS, As an educator, Reverend Williams has received numerous
awards, including Women Who Dare to be Different Award, a City Council
Citation in March of 2004, the New York State Assembly Citation, and the
Borough President award in 2008; and
WHEREAS, Over the years, Reverend Williams has spearheaded various
activities that seek to bring pertinent educational awareness to the
community in which she worships such as educational workshops for
parents and, children in kindergarten through high school; she has also
presented writing workshops to the church community and to selected high
school students as part of the Brooklyn Chapter of Certified Public
Accountants; and

WHEREAS, Reverend Williams is spiritually passionate about seeing
lives turned around for the better; she is presently enrolled in a
course in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Health Care Chaplaincy; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Reverend Norma Williams's distin-
guished record merits the recognition and respectful tribute of this
Legislative Body; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Reverend Norma Williams upon the occasion of her designation for
special recognition by Young Movement, Inc.; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Reverend Norma Williams.


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