J4374

Commending Edward A. Diana upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by SUNY Orange Foundation

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  • 02 / Apr / 2014
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • ADOPTED

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J4374


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Edward A. Diana upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition by SUNY Orange Foundation

WHEREAS, Individuals who give of their time and energies and serve the
best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration and
cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
WHEREAS, Edward A. Diana has given not only of his time and energies
but also of his competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently
has been designated for special honor; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Edward A.
Diana upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by
SUNY Orange Foundation; he will be celebrated at the foundation's 8th
Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony, featuring The Spirit of Entrepreneur-
ship, on Thursday, April 10, 2014, on the SUNY Orange Newburgh, New
York, campus; and
WHEREAS, Retired Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana has dedicated
his worthy life to enhancing the quality of life for others, whether as
a public servant, an educator, a business owner, or as a volunteer; and
WHEREAS, Edward A. Diana assumed the mantle of leadership at multiple
levels of government in a public service career that spanned decades; he
was first elected County Executive in 2001 and served with distinction
for three terms; prior to his service as County Executive, this commit-
ted man served 12 years as a county legislator, and he also served as
councilman as well as deputy supervisor in the Town of Wallkill in the
1980s; and
WHEREAS, In his role as County Executive, Edward A. Diana served with
integrity and conviction; among his many accomplishments he: was respon-
sible for the opening of a state-of-the-art $40 million Emergency
Services Complex in Goshen, New York; made significant investments to
promote business and economic growth; established the Orange County
Business Accelerator; and encouraged the Port Authority of New York and
New Jersey to assume operations at Stewart Airport; and
WHEREAS, Edward A. Diana worked as an educator, physical education
instructor, and coach in the Minisink Valley School District for more
than 30 years; at the same time, he owned and operated the popular down-
town Middletown restaurant "Diana's" established by his grandparents and
parents in 1936; and
WHEREAS, Over the years Edward A. Diana has been a member and support-
er of numerous civic organizations, including the Board of Trustees of
the Orange County Citizens Foundation, the boards of the Sons of Italy,
the Middletown Elks, UNICO, and the Goshen Historic Track; he is a
former member of the Middletown Kiwanis, past president of the Middle-
town High School Booster Club, and a former member of both the Horton
Hospital and the Arden Hill Hospital Foundation boards; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Edward A. Diana has stood constant
in dignity, good grace and humor; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Edward A. Diana has displayed
throughout his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Edward A. Diana upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by SUNY Orange Foundation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Edward A. Diana.

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