J2409

Honoring Bruce J. DeShay upon the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of distinguished service in executive positions in the e...

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J2409


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Bruce J. DeShay upon the occasion of his
retirement after 33 years of distinguished service in executive posi-
tions in the electrical industry

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and honor
those distinguished citizens of this great Empire State who have devoted
themselves to faithfully serving the best interests of their community
and the needs of its residents; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Bruce J. DeShay upon the occasion of his retirement after 33 years of
distinguished service in executive positions in the electrical industry;
and
WHEREAS, Bruce J. DeShay was appointed Executive Secretary Manager of
the Association of Electrical Contractors on January 1, 2008, and, since
1993, he has also served as Assistant Chapter Manager of the New York
City Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association; and
WHEREAS, From 1993 until 2007, he worked in conjunction with the New
York Electrical Contractors Association, where, in 1998, he became the
Assistant Executive Secretary - Manager of the New York Electrical
Contractors Association; and
WHEREAS, Prior to this, Bruce J. DeShay was employed as Chapter Manag-
er of the Southern Tier Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors
Association from 1980 to 1985, and Chapter Manager of the Westchester
Fairfield Chapter from 1985 to 1993; and
WHEREAS, Bruce J. DeShay has been actively involved in apprenticeship
and educational programs, labor relations, contract negotiations, and
trust fund administration; he has represented the Union Electrical
Industry and contractors on many local and state committees, at many
public forums, and bodies of arbitration representing contractor members
in grievances and disputes at labor-management hearings, CIR, NLRB, New
York State Division of Human Rights, State, and Federal Court; and
WHEREAS, For many years, Bruce J. DeShay served as Secretary/Treasurer
of the New York State Council of NECA Chapters, and has been a member of
the IBEW/NECA New York State Labor-Management Committee since its incep-
tion; and
WHEREAS, Throughout his career, Bruce J. DeShay served with intelli-
gence and caring dedication, continuously striving to effectively
fulfill the duties of his positions; and
WHEREAS, Furthermore, Bruce J. DeShay has been active on the White
Plains Commons II Condominium Board of Directors since 1998, where he
served as both Vice President and President; and
WHEREAS, Since 2008, he has been involved with the St. Dominic's
Dinner Committee and a Board Member of the Friends of St. Dominic's, the
Electrical Division of the Development Corporation for the Israel Bond
and the Electrical Division of the UJA Federation of New York; and
WHEREAS, Prior to beginning his career with the electrical industry
and following graduation from George Williams College in 1969, Bruce J.
DeShay was employed as the Assistant Executive Director of the Bingham-
ton Boy's Club, Inc. from 1969 until 1972, and as Executive Director of
the Binghamton Boy's and Girl's Club, Inc. from 1972 until 1980; and
WHEREAS, Sincerely appreciated and greatly respected by all those with
whom he worked, Bruce J. DeShay will be remembered for his honesty,
integrity, keen sense of duty and ability to show a unique grasp of
human problems in his official acts; and
WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife of 44 years, Joyce,
and their four sons and daughters-in-law, as well as two grandchildren,

all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and rejoice in his
achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the practice of this Legislative Body that when indi-
viduals 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 Bruce J. DeShay upon the occasion of his retirement, and to wish
him continued success in all his future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bruce J. DeShay.

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  • 13 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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