Honoring Linda A. Townsend upon the occasion of her designation as 2013 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Linda A. Townsend upon the occasion of
her designation as 2013 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of
Distinction, on June 6, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to take note of and
publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves
through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives
of service to their community; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Linda A. Townsend upon the occasion of her designation as 2013 Inductee
into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction; the Induction Ceremony will
take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Emerson Park Pavilion in
Auburn, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction was established in 2012
by the Auburn Education Foundation to recognize, honor and celebrate
graduates who have distinguished themselves through outstanding academ-
ic, professional, or civic achievements and to inspire current students
to pursue a path towards personal success; and
WHEREAS, A woman of singular merit, Linda A. Townsend, Auburn High
Class of 1971, has continually demonstrated tremendous competence,
extraordinary intelligence and diligent leadership in her unwavering
service to both her community and her profession, and consequently has
been selected for this most prestigious honor; and
WHEREAS, Linda A. Townsend's noteworthy professional life spans multi-
ple fields of accomplishment and endeavor; and
WHEREAS, She has been employed by the Port Byron Central School
District for more than 20 years; currently a teacher at Dana L. West
High School, Linda Townsend has received national recognition for her
expertise and scholarship, including her selection for: The Street Law
U.S. Supreme Court Fellowship, Ford's Theater Lincoln Fellowship and the
Foundation for Teaching Economics and the Environment, as well as her
selection as the first New York State teacher to be a Horace Mann Fellow
at the Lincoln Presidential Museum, among many other honors; and
WHEREAS, Prior to being an educator, Linda Townsend worked with Legal
Services of Central New York, and John M. Caster, Esq., helping econom-
ically disadvantaged citizens in Cayuga County; and
WHEREAS, In 1983, Linda Townsend was elected a Cayuga County Legisla-
tor and, in 1985, she was elected Chairperson of the County Legislature,
the first woman to ever hold that post; she proudly served on that
esteemed body for 10 years, and her exceptional commitment during her
service earned her the Cayuga County Senior Citizens Council Outstanding
Elected Official Award in 1985; and
WHEREAS, Linda Townsend volunteers her talents as a vocal performer to
many civic organizations throughout the community; she has also served
on various community boards over the last 30 years; and
WHEREAS, Linda Townsend earned an associate's degree in Criminal
Justice and an associate's degree in Liberal Arts Humanities from Auburn
Community College (now Cayuga Community College); she achieved a dual
Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Public Justice from
SUNY Oswego, a Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University College
of Law, and dual certification in English and Social Studies; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when individ-
uals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Linda A. Townsend upon the occasion of her designation as 2013
Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Linda A. Townsend.


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