J1156

Honoring Nolly Climes upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the Frances Sodrick Lifetime Achievement Award

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Nolly Climes upon the occasion of his
designation as recipient of the Frances Sodrick Lifetime Achievement
Award by the Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County

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, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Nolly Climes upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of the
Frances Sodrick Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alcoholism and Drug
Abuse Council of Orange County; this auspicious occasion will be cele-
brated at the Council's 27th Annual Service Awards Soiree, to be held on
Thursday, April 18, 2013, at F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill in Washington-
ville, New York; and
WHEREAS, Nolly Climes has worked at Rehabilitation Support Services,
Inc. since 1984 in various capacities, including the last 22 years as a
Program Director in Orange County; and
WHEREAS, Nolly Climes has played a key role in the expansion of Reha-
bilitation Support Services in Orange and Sullivan counties; his
programs have been recognized for providing quality and innovative
services to hundreds of individuals; and
WHEREAS, Extremely active in the community both through work and the
church, Nolly Climes has been President of JMHCA for the last ten years,
during which the membership of the Federation has doubled, and the
collaboration with county government has improved; and
WHEREAS, During Nolly Climes' tenure as President of JMHCA, its advo-
cacy efforts have resulted in Orange County being included in the down-
state rate for supported housing; JMHCA has partnered with the Orange
County Department of Mental Health and the Department of Social Services
on many projects and trainings, and collaborated with the Orange County
Department of Parks on the Community in Concert; JMHCA has also devel-
oped a strong partnership with Health Home; and
WHEREAS, Nolly Climes also serves the community by sitting on Communi-
ty Boards that include the TIMES HERALD RECORD People for People Fund,
Orange County Department of Parks and Recreation, Orange County Office
for the Aging, Human Rights Commission and Cornell Cooperative Exten-
sion; and
WHEREAS, Nolly Climes previously served for eight years as a member of
the New York State OMH Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee and on the
TIMES HERALD RECORD Editorial Board; and
WHEREAS, Nolly Climes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from
Mercy College and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Marist
College; he is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has taught at
Marist College and at SUNY Orange; and
WHEREAS, Married to Mary Flannery, Nolly Climes is the father of a
daughter, Joan Dilia; and
WHEREAS, Born and raised in La Republica Dominicana and proud of his
Latino heritage, Nolly Climes has been active at the Church of the
Assumption in Maybrook, New York, for many years; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Nolly Climes has stood

constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the respect
and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Nolly Climes has displayed through-
out his life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Nolly Climes upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of
the Frances Sodrick Lifetime Achievement Award by the Alcoholism and
Drug Abuse Council of Orange County; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nolly Climes.

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  • 10 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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