J1913

Congratulating Kevin McLaughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of distinguished service to Broome County

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J1913



Senate Resolution No. 1913

BY: Senator AKSHAR

CONGRATULATING Kevin McLaughlin upon the occasion
of his retirement after 45 years of distinguished
service to Broome County

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
organizations and individuals 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
congratulate Kevin McLaughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after
45 years of distinguished service to Broome County; and

WHEREAS, Kevin McLaughlin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from
Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire; and

WHEREAS, In 1974, Kevin McLaughlin began his long and esteemed
career in business development after joining the administration of
former Binghamton Mayor Al Libous, followed by Mayor Juanita Crabb; in
this capacity, he was instrumental in bringing Boscov's department store
to downtown Binghamton, the building of the $5 million municipal stadium
to host the Binghamton Double-A Mets franchise, and convincing sponsors
to build what is now the Double Tree Hotel on a vacant downtown lot; and

WHEREAS, From March of 1999 through July of 2007, Kevin McLaughlin
was the Field Director with National Development Council; he then served
as Regional Director/President of the Empire State Development
Corporation for six years; and

WHEREAS, Since August of 2013, Kevin McLaughlin held the title of
Executive Director of The Agency, formally known as the Broome County
Industrial Development Agency, the position from which he officially
retired on May 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, The Agency is the lead economic development organization
for Broome County, which governs the Broome County Industrial
Development Agency (IDA) and the Broome County Local Development
Corporation (LDC); and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Kevin McLaughlin, The
Agency provided economic development assistance through property tax
abatement programs for expansions or significant renovation projects,
revolving loan programs, bond issuance for large-scale manufacturing and
non-profit projects, and information on federal and state financing
resources, and other technical assistance; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure, Kevin McLaughlin is most proud of
his tireless efforts to bring the Dick's Sporting Goods Distribution
Center to Conklin Corporate Park; opened at the start of 2018, the
distribution center currently employs about 300 people; and

WHEREAS, In his official acts, Kevin McLaughlin was governed by a
keen sense of duty and always showed a unique grasp of human problems;
as a driving force in the Binghamton economic development scene, he
earned the admiration, esteem and affection of his colleagues; 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
congratulate Kevin McLaughlin upon the occasion of his retirement after
45 years of distinguished service to Broome County, and to wish
continued success in all his future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Kevin McLaughlin.

actions

  • 07 / Jun / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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