J1755

Honoring Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alu...

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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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J1755


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his
designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame
inductee as Alumnus of the Year, on May 9, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Rick
Alfandre upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz
School of Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alumnus of the Year; and
WHEREAS, The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thurs-
day, May 9, 2013, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, New York; and
WHEREAS, A man of singular distinction, Rick Alfandre has continually
demonstrated extreme competence, extraordinary intelligence and diligent
leadership in his unwavering service to both his community and profes-
sion and consequently has been selected for this most prestigious honor;
and
WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a prolific architect
who, over the past 32 years, has designed and built more than 200
projects ranging from solar residences, churches and synagogues to manu-
facturing facilities, multi-million dollar hotels and resorts; and
WHEREAS, He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from
SUNY New Paltz in 1980, and a Master of Architecture degree from the
School of Architecture at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State
University in 1987; and
WHEREAS, The founder and CEO of Alfandre Architecture, Rick Alfandre
is an expert in the design of maximally energy-efficient, climactically
responsive buildings that are solar-ready, as well as state-of-the-art
construction systems that minimize energy requirements; and
WHEREAS, Devoted to creating spaces and places of lasting beauty, Rick
Alfandre works closely with clients to plan for efficient, resilient and
cost-effective projects; he launched EcoBuilders Inc. in 2009 to provide
full design/build services to his clients; and
WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre is also a leader in the green building movement
in upstate New York, and has spoken extensively on green building to
business and consumer audiences around his region; and
WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre was recently elected Vice Chair of the New York
Upstate Chapter of the United States Green Building Council and has
worked to develop the regional programs of the Council's Hudson Valley
Branch; and
WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre has been called upon to contribute his time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of himself unstintingly; and
WHEREAS, He is a member of the SUNY New Paltz School Business Advisory
Council, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mountain Laurel
Waldorf School, and a past board member of the Ulster County Chamber of
Commerce; and
WHEREAS, Rick Alfandre is also past president of the New Paltz Rotary
Club; he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation in
2009; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Rick Alfandre was on the Town of Esopus Environ-
mental Advisory Board, serving for nine years as a member, and two years
as its Chair; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-

tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Rick Alfandre upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 SUNY
New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee as Alumnus of the
Year; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Rick Alfandre.

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