J1722

Honoring Laura Bradley Chodos upon the occasion of being selected as Saratoga County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

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

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Laura Bradley Chodos upon the occasion
of being selected as Saratoga County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to
the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Laura Bradley
Chodos upon the occasion of being selected as Saratoga County's 2013
Senior Citizen of the Year, in recognition of her invaluable contrib-
utions to the community through her outstanding, and much appreciated,
volunteer work; and
WHEREAS, As Saratoga County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year, Laura
Bradley Chodos will participate in the Annual New York State Senior
Citizens Day Luncheon, hosted by the State Office for the Aging (SOFA),
at the Hart Theatre Lounge in the Egg, Albany, New York, on Tuesday, May
7, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The theme for this year's event, Unleash the Power of Age,
recognizes the potential energies of older individuals which can be
unleashed through civic engagement to address pressing social and commu-
nity needs; and
WHEREAS, Laura Bradley Chodos, a resident of Saratoga Springs, who has
lived in New York State since 1953, was elected by the New York State
Legislature to serve as a member of the New York State Board of Regents,
and was the first woman appointed to chair its committee on Higher
Education and the Professions; and
WHEREAS, Laura Bradley Chodos volunteered as a member of the National
Board of Literacy Volunteers of America and developed after-school
tutoring programs for children living in poor neighborhoods; she also
served as President of the after-school program in Albany from 2001 to
2007; and
WHEREAS, Laura Bradley Chodos is a Foundation board member of Saratoga
Bridges Board of the Vital Aging Network in Saratoga Springs, and Chair
of the Committee on Civic Engagement; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Laura, along with her husband, established an
endowment for outstanding student research on community history, and
helped to organize the Saratoga Springs-Chekhov Sister Cities program;
and
WHEREAS, A true asset to society, Laura Bradley Chodos' distinguished
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 Laura Bradley Chodos upon the occasion of being selected as Sara-
toga County's 2013 Senior Citizen of the Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Laura Bradley Chodos.

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