J1182

Honoring Ron Canestrari upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by the Watervliet Public Library

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J1182


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Ronald J. Canestrari upon the occasion
of his designation for special recognition by the Watervliet Public
Library on April 12, 2013

WHEREAS, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary individuals it wishes to recognize for their valued
contributions to the success and progress of society and publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Ronald J.
Canestrari upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition
by the Watervliet Public Library to be celebrated at its Eighth Annual
"I Love My Library" Dinner at the Watervliet Elks Club on Friday, April
12, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Ronald J. "Ron" Canestrari served the people of the 106th
Assembly District as a member of the New York State Assembly for 24
years; he entered office in 1989 and served as the Majority Leader from
2007 until his retirement in 2012; and
WHEREAS, While an Assemblyman, Ron Canestrari was Chairman of the
Higher Education Committee, and a member of standing committees on
Banks, Labor, Local Government, Rules, and Ways and Means; and
WHEREAS, A long-time supporter of the Watervliet Public Library, Ron
Canestrari was instrumental in obtaining grants and other financial aid
to benefit the Library; and
WHEREAS, Ron Canestrari was raised in Cohoes, New York; in 1965, he
received a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University, and then
in 1968, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Fordham Law School; and
WHEREAS, From 1968 until 1971, Ron Canestrari served his country as a
member of the United States Army; and
WHEREAS, He also served the City of Cohoes as its Mayor from 1976
until 1989; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Ron Canestrari has displayed
throughout his life; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence certainly have earned the
recognition and applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Ronald J. Canestrari upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Watervliet Public Library on April 12, 2013;
and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Ronald J. Canestrari.

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

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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