J1545

Honoring Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 distinguished years of dedicated service to the New York Cit...

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J1545


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of
his retirement after 27 distinguished years of dedicated service to the
New York City Department of Education

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers of those outstanding
educational leaders, whose dedication and achievements have been instru-
mental in developing character and academic excellence in the young
people of New York State; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of his retirement after 27 years of
dedicated service to the New York City Department of Education; a
retirement celebration will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at Terrace on
the Park in Queens, New York; and
WHEREAS, Kenneth M. Reeves started his career with the NYC Board of
Education in 1985 as a Management Auditor working in the office of the
Auditor General; he worked his way up the professional ladder and, in
1993, Chancellor Ramon Cortines appointed him Director of Operations on
the management team of Community District 17, where he remained for 10
years; and
WHEREAS, In 2003, Kenneth M. Reeves' prodigious administrative and
leadership skills led to his joining the Department of Education's newly
formed Regional Operations Center; he was assigned to work as the
Regional Operations Supervisor in Region 7, supporting schools in
Districts 20 and 21 in Brooklyn and District 31 in Staten Island; and
WHEREAS, Five years later, Kenneth M. Reeves transitioned into the
Empowerment support structure, out of which emerged the Children First
Network (CFN) structure; he was named Director of Operations for CFN 4,
one of the first networks formed; and
WHEREAS, Kenneth M. Reeves' role expanded as the networks grew to be
aligned with clusters and CFN 4 became CFN 101, supported by Cluster 1;
he was an integral member of CFN 101 for approximately four years; his
final appointment was in the Central Budget Office where he worked until
his retirement in December 2012; and
WHEREAS, Public servants like Kenneth M. Reeves provide a tremendous
service to the future of our State and Nation, providing the crucial
infrastructure needed to support generations of young people in their
educational journeys and ensuring their success in their future years;
and
WHEREAS, Kenneth M. Reeves has clearly had an enduring impact on the
New York City education system and its youth, as well as on the communi-
ty-at-large, and accordingly merits recognition and applause for his
impressive dedication to others; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend the
efforts of those individuals who work to support our proud tradition of
public education by providing their skills and talents to our schools;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Kenneth M. Reeves upon the occasion of his retirement after 27
years of dedicated service in education, and for his significant
contributions to education in New York State; and to wish him continued
success in all of his future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kenneth M. Reeves.

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  • 26 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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