Commending Kaceen Jordan, recipient of a Friends of Kaiser Park Community Service Award on May 7, 2009

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Kaceen Jordan upon the occasion of his
designation by Friends of Kaiser Park as a recipient of its Community
Service Award on May 7, 2009

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of organizations
and individuals who devote themselves to the welfare of the community
and its citizenry and are greatly enriched, as well, by the availability
of exceptional cultural and recreational facilities; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Kaceen Jordan, upon the occasion of his designation by Friends of Kaiser
Park as a recipient of its 2009 Community Service Award; and
WHEREAS, Kaceen Jordan, a Brooklyn Outreach Coordinator for New York
City's Partnerships for Parks, will be honored at Friends of Kaiser
Park's Awards Dinner, to be held at Paradise Caterers in Brooklyn on
Thursday, May 7, 2009; and
WHEREAS, A fitting memorial to Dr. Leon S. Kaiser, an early 20th
century Brooklynite, lawyer, civic leader and a passionate educator,
Kaiser Park, located in Coney Island, is 26.26 acres dedicated to public
outdoor recreation which has for 75 years, first as Coney Island Lots
and, since 1951, as Kaiser Park, brought beauty and pleasure into the
lives of Brooklyn's residents; and
WHEREAS, Friends of Kaiser Park was formed in 2001 to help maintain
and improve the park; the clean up, painting, seasonal planting and
other interesting events it organizes throughout the year help make
Kaiser Park a place for all to enjoy; and
WHEREAS, Kaceen Jordan has distinguished himself in his profession and
in service to his community, just as Dr. Kaiser did, and truly merits
recognition by Friends of Kaiser Park and this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, A Brooklyn native, Kaceen Jordan currently resides in
Bedford-Stuyvesant with his six-year-old daughter, Kaiya; he studied at
the State University of New York College at Old Westbury and is a valued
member of the Kingsborough College Liberty Partnership Youth Council;
WHEREAS, Kaceen Jordan began working as an Outreach Coordinator with
Partnerships for Parks, a joint program of the New York City Department
of Parks & Recreation and the City Parks Foundation, in 2004; and
WHEREAS, Truly an asset to the agency, Kaceen Jordan consistently goes
the extra mile to accommodate park volunteers and his coworkers; and
WHEREAS, Among the many accomplishments of which he may be justly
proud are the creation of three groups to aid parks in both Brownsville
and East New York, two neighborhoods where community involvement has
been difficult to achieve and sustain, and his work with Friends of
Kaiser Park over the past four and a half years; and
WHEREAS, Kaceen Jordan has assisted Friends of Kaiser Park in organiz-
ing several events, clean-ups, and special projects and, in 2008, he
played a key role in helping the organization attain funding for the
development of its website; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Kaceen Jordan feels strongly about the impor-
tance of using Brooklyn's many recreation centers to increase program-
ming geared toward outdoor greening activities and has made countless
presentations to organizations and other agencies toward that end; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
applaud individuals, such as Kaceen Jordan, who distinguish themselves
in their profession and work to meet the needs of their community and

its citizens with diligence and compassionate commitment to improving
the quality of life in the community; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Kaceen Jordan upon the occasion of his designation by Friends of
Kaiser Park as the recipient of a Community Service Award at its Awards
Dinner on May 7, 2009; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kaceen Jordan.


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