Honoring Peggy Liuzzi on her retirement after 27 years of distinguished service to Child Care Solutions

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Peggy Liuzzi upon the occasion of her
retirement after 27 years of distinguished service to Child Care

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of esteemed resi-
dents of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is proud to honor Peggy Liuz-
zi upon the occasion of her retirement after 27 years of distinguished
service to Child Care Solutions; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi has worked more than 40 years in early care and
education and has spent the past 27 years at Child Care Solutions in
Syracuse, New York; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi joined Child Care Solutions in 1986 as its
Assistant Director and was named Executive Director in 1991; and
WHEREAS, Child Care Solutions, a resource and referral agency for
child care in Onondaga and Cayuga counties, was founded as a not-for-
profit organization in 1975; and
WHEREAS, The staff at Child Care Solutions strives to coordinate,
assist and strengthen child care services in the Central New York commu-
nity through advocacy, education, networking, referrals and the support
of high quality child care and early education programs; and
WHEREAS, In her 22 years as Executive Director of Child Care
Solutions, Peggy Liuzzi has proven herself to be a tireless advocate for
all children, while simultaneously earning community-wide respect; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her career, Peggy Liuzzi has worked to increase
the number of children and families in Central New York who have access
to high quality early care and learning programs; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi grew up the oldest of five children in the Capi-
tal district, where she attended Colonie High School; and
WHEREAS, Following high school, Peggy Liuzzi earned her Bachelor's
degree in English Literature from Syracuse University, graduating cum
laude; and
WHEREAS, After graduating from Syracuse University, Peggy Liuzzi
continued her education at both Syracuse University and SUNY Cortland,
taking courses in Early Childhood Education; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi began her early care and education career as a
cook at Plymouth Day Care, and was soon thereafter named Director; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi formerly chaired the Pres-X Committee, a group
of executives from human service agencies throughout Onondaga County, by
virtue of which she became recognized as being both a knowledgeable and
outstanding advocate for children's issues; and
WHEREAS, A visionary of her time, Peggy Liuzzi led a grassroots
campaign to form the Onondaga County Child Care Council, which is today
Child Care Solutions; and
WHEREAS, As Executive Director of Child Care Solutions, Peggy Liuzzi
constantly envisions and implements new programs to benefit the communi-
ty; and
WHEREAS, During her 27 year tenure, Peggy Liuzzi has orchestrated and
overseen tremendous growth of the organization, increasing the number of
employees from only three to 36 and offering an expanded menu of
programs to carry out the core mission of Child Care Solutions; and
WHEREAS, Due to the growth of Child Care Solutions, the agency was in
need of new quarters and in December 2004, moved to a new facility; and
WHEREAS, Peggy Liuzzi's expertise is often sought and she serves as a
member of the New York State Child Care Coordinating Council, Success by

6, and The Human Services Leadership Council and her past affiliations
include the New York State Early Care and Education Blueprint Initi-
ative, the Children's Court House Center Advisory Committee for the
Salvation Army, the Onondaga County Child Assistance Program Advisory
Board, and the New York State Department of Social Services Day Care
Advisory Committee, among others; and
WHEREAS, She has been honored as a 2010 Woman of Distinction by the
New York State Senate, a 2011 Champion for Children by the New York
State Association for the Education of Young Children, and she has
received the Social Justice Leadership Award for Early Childhood Educa-
tion from the Association for Communities Transforming Syracuse; and
WHEREAS, When not pursuing her life's work, Peggy Liuzzi spends time
with her three daughters Eliza, Anna, and Carla; and
WHEREAS, An incredibly devoted advocate, Peggy Liuzzi plans to contin-
ue her advocacy for young children even following her retirement from
Child Care Solutions; and
WHEREAS, Over the past 27 years, Peggy Liuzzi has given much to her
community, and the children and child care providers who mean so much to
her; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Peggy Liuzzi upon the occasion of her retirement after 27 years of
service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Peggy Liuzzi.


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