J1626

Honoring Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen o...

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  • 01 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1626


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his
designation by the Sidney Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its
2013 Citizen of the Years Award

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the leaders of commerce and industry whose accomplishments
contribute to the economic health and prosperity of the communities of
the State of New York and individuals whose purposeful endeavors, as
involved members of the community, enhance the quality of life therein;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by the Sidney Chamber
of Commerce as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen of the Years Award; and
WHEREAS, Dennis Porter is best known for his work with the Sidney
United Way, having actively served in the organization for over 30
years; as executive director, he has worked tirelessly to establish
personal relationships with the many agencies that meet the needs of the
Sidney community and has overseen the annual campaigns in support of
these services; and
WHEREAS, During the floods of 2006 and 2011, Dennis Porter quickly
responded by setting up flood recovery programs through the United Way
to assist those residents who were in need; and
WHEREAS, Dennis Porter served on the Sidney School Board of Education,
both as a member and as president; he has been an active member and
president of the Sidney Rotary and director of the Sidney Chamber of
Commerce; and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Dennis Porter is a charter and
current member of the Community Pride Committee and has served on the
boards of Otschodela Council of Boy Scouts and the Southern Tier Chapter
of American Red Cross; in addition, he is qualified as a community
disaster preparedness leader; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to recognize Dennis Porter for
his commitment and contributions to Sidney and its quality of life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when the noble
aims and accomplishments of individuals such as Dennis Porter are
brought to our attention it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and
commend them for the edification and emulation of others; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Dennis Porter upon the occasion of his designation by the Sidney
Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of its 2013 Citizen of the Years
Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Dennis Porter.

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