Commending James W. Wright upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished public service

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Senate Resolution No. 3193


COMMENDING James W. Wright upon the occasion of
his retirement after many years of distinguished
public service

WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York there are
certain individuals who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command the respect and admiration of their community for their
exemplary contributions and service on behalf of others; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
honor those distinguished citizens who demonstrate great courage and
diligence in providing for the care and welfare of the citizens of their
communities and this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend James W. Wright upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of distinguished public service; and

WHEREAS, James W. Wright has spent nearly half a century in the
public service sector, working to improve the lives of countless people
in communities across Central and Northern New York; and

WHEREAS, During the early years of his career, James W. Wright held
positions with Oswego County, Onondaga Community College and the New
York State Association of Counties; and

WHEREAS, In 1979, James W. Wright became Oswego County Administrator
and eight years later, in 1987, he accepted a position as the Jefferson
County Administrator; and

WHEREAS, James W. Wright was elected to the New York State Senate
representing the 48th Senate District in 1992, a seat which he held
until 2008 when he decided not to run for the position again; and

WHEREAS, As State Senator, James W. Wright personified his mantra of
"Results, Through Hard Work," shepherding New York State through utility
deregulation, championing major job-producing projects, and working
fiercely for the needs and interests of his constituents; and

WHEREAS, In April of 2009, James W. Wright was appointed to serve as
the Executive Director of the Development Authority of the North Country
(DANC); and

WHEREAS, Throughout his tenure at DANC, James W. Wright's
accomplishments have been many and under his leadership, local
municipalities have come to view the organization as a true partner when
it comes to enhancing services and providing a better quality of life
for the people throughout the region; and

WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the occurrence of such a compassionate
blending of strength, leadership, intellect, and commitment as that

demonstrated by James W. Wright over a lifetime of sacrifice and
dedication to others; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
enhance the well-being and vitality of their community and have shown a
long and sustained commitment to excellence 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 James W. Wright upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of distinguished public service, 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
transmitted to James W. Wright.


  • 26 / May / 2020
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  • 27 / May / 2020

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