J2089

Commending Nancy Johnson upon the occasion of her retirement after 17 years of distinguished service to the Binghamton YWCA on May 2...

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J2089


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Nancy Johnson upon the occasion of her
retirement after 17 years of distinguished service to the Binghamton
YWCA on May 24, 2017

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize that the
quality and character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those individ-
uals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the community and its
citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Nancy Johnson upon the occasion of her retirement after 17 years of
distinguished service to the Binghamton YWCA; and
WHEREAS, After 12 years of making a loving home for her family, Nancy
Johnson began working as an Outpatient Counselor in the substance use
disorder field for the Bradford County Drug and Alcohol Department in
Athens, Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, In this capacity, Nancy Johnson helped write a proposal for
the Evergreen Halfway House, the first licensed adolescent halfway house
in Canton, Pennsylvania; for three years, she held the position of Clin-
ical Supervisor; and
WHEREAS, During this time, Nancy Johnson also served as a Student
Assistant Counselor in numerous middle and high schools across Bradford
County; and
WHEREAS, Nancy Johnson then became a Clinical Supervisor at Fairview's
Addiction Crisis Center in 1999; one year later, she began serving as
the Residential Director of the Binghamton YWCA, a position from which
she will officially retire on May 24, 2017; and
WHEREAS, Throughout her tenure, Nancy Johnson has been instrumental in
securing HUD funding for a transitional housing program (YWRAP), two
permanent supportive housing programs, and a Shelter Plus Care Program
at the YWCA; in addition, she managed the Emergency Housing Program with
a staff of 14 people; and
WHEREAS, Under her leadership, the Housing Program of the YWCA of
Binghamton was recognized as the 2009 Residence of the Year by the New
York State Supportive Housing Network; and
WHEREAS, Nancy Johnson has been a dedicated member of her community
for many years; she served as Chairperson of the Homeless Coalition of
the Southern Tier for 16 years, and has been a vital member of both the
Binghamton City Drug Treatment Court for 10 years, and the Broom County
Professional Advisory Board, PAG for 14 years; and
WHEREAS, As a representative of the YWCA, Nancy Johnson helped write a
proposal for the first pilot program in the State of New York to serve
and house opiate addicted mothers who have opiate addicted babies; and
WHEREAS, For her steadfast and unremitting commitment to the substance
use disorder field, Nancy Johnson was the recipient of the 2016 Chemical
Dependency Professional of the Year Award by Broome County; and
WHEREAS, With her throughout have been her husband, Art; their five
children, Douglas, Andrew, Christopher, Aric, and Laurie; and their four
grandchildren, Liam, Brody, Colby, and Owen, all of whom have shown her
love and support and rejoice in her many achievements; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the quality of life in their community and have shown a long and
sustained commitment to the maintenance of high standards in their
profession, 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
commend Nancy Johnson upon the occasion of her retirement after 17 years
of distinguished service to the Binghamton YWCA, and to wish her contin-
ued success in all her future endeavors; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Nancy Johnson.

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  • 10 / May / 2017
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 16 / May / 2017
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 16 / May / 2017
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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