Honoring John Gray upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by SUNY Canton

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring John J. Gray, Jr., upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by
SUNY Canton

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavors
serve to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor John J. Gray
upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the 2013 Distin-
guished Citizen Award by SUNY Canton; and
WHEREAS, Since 1976, the SUNY Canton College Council has given the
Distinguished Citizen Award in recognition of exceptional and distin-
guished service to SUNY Canton, to the community, to the State and to
the Nation; and
WHEREAS, John Gray received his bachelor's and master's degrees from
Clarkson University, and is a managing partner of Gray and Gray Certi-
fied Public Accountants in Canton; and
WHEREAS, John Gray resides in Colton, with his wife, Christine and
their four children; and
WHEREAS, John Gray is being recognized for his decades of public
service and dedication to the area's economic development and has worked
tirelessly in his community to make Canton and the North Country a
better place to live and work; and
WHEREAS, John Gray has helped develop long-range economic development
goals for his community, through his work on the Canton Economic Devel-
opment Steering Committee; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, John Gray has provided his expertise to the
Canton Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as treasurer since 2004;
WHEREAS, This outstanding individual has sponsored numerous exhibits
with the Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, a not-for-profit folk
arts organization in Canton, and was instrumental in transforming an
abandoned building in Canton into professional office space; and
WHEREAS, John Gray serves as treasurer for the St. Lawrence Childcare
Council, as well as a member of the Town of Colton Planning Board, and
the SUNY Canton Business Advisory Board; he is also active in his
church, where he donates his time to assist with events, and as a
consultant on financial matters; and
WHEREAS, John Gray deserves to be recognized, commended and thanked by
the people of the State of New York for his service and for his dedi-
cation to his community, his State and his Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor John J. Gray, Jr., upon the occasion of his designation as recipi-
ent of the 2013 Distinguished Citizen Award by SUNY Canton; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John J. Gray, Jr.


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