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Honoring Margaret Diggs upon the occasion of her designation as the recipient of the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award

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J1331


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Margaret Diggs upon the occasion of her
designation as the recipient of the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award
by the Friends of the Albany Children's Center

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
Margaret Diggs upon the occasion of her designation as the recipient of
the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award by the Friends of the Albany
Children's Center; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated at the
Center's 20th Annual Reception, to be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013,
at the New York State Bar Association Great Hall in Albany, New York;
and
WHEREAS, Margaret Diggs is the Executive Director of the Albany County
Department for Children, Youth and Families - Youth Bureau; she was
formerly the Director of Substance Abuse Prevention Services for the
Albany County Department of Mental Health and for the Department for
Children, Youth and Families; and
WHEREAS, A founding member of the Advisory Committee for the Chil-
dren's Center at Albany Family Court, Margaret Diggs' dedicated service
enriched the lives of the children and families served by the Center and
helped ensure that the Center's services would be available to families
at a critical juncture of their lives; and
WHEREAS, Margaret Diggs is the President of the Albany Community
Action Partnership; the Partnership is dedicated to ensuring that chil-
dren are cared for by professional staff specifically trained to handle
difficult issues that may arise during court proceedings, and to serve
as a resource to assist families in crisis; and
WHEREAS, As Board President of the Albany Community Action Partner-
ship, Margaret Diggs has provided extraordinary leadership and volun-
teered countless hours to carry out the Partnership's mission of helping
people and changing lives; and
WHEREAS, Margaret Diggs has extensive experience serving on not-for-
profit boards of directors, including the St. Joseph's Housing Corpo-
ration, Capital District Community Gardens, Capital District New York
Chapter of the Association of Black Social Workers, Camp Opportunities
Inc., Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, Holding Our Own: A Fund for
Women, New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Albany Y.W.C.A.,
Boys and Girls Club of Albany, Council of Community Services NENY and
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of her professional and communi-
ty service, a period of constructive involvement, Margaret Diggs has
stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned the
respect and admiration of her colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the impressive dedication shown by an individ-
ual for the benefit of others which Margaret Diggs has displayed
throughout her life; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Margaret Diggs upon the occasion of her designation as the recipi-
ent of the Honorable Anthony V. Cardona Award by the Friends of the
Albany Children's Center; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Margaret Diggs.

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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