Honoring Nancy Johns-Price upon the occasion of her retirement after more than 36 years of distinguished service to the City of Roch...

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Senate Resolution No. 284

BY: Senator COONEY

HONORING Nancy Johns-Price upon the occasion of
her retirement after more than 36 years of
distinguished service to the City of Rochester and
County of Monroe

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
the significant milestones in the distinguished careers of esteemed
residents of this noble Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Nancy Johns-Price upon the occasion of her retirement after more than 36
years of distinguished service to the City of Rochester and the County
of Monroe; she will officially retire on Friday, January 29, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Nancy Johns-Price earned a master's degree in
Interdisciplinary Arts for Children from SUNY Brockport, and a
bachelor's degree in Theater with an emphasis in directing Children's
Theater from the University of Northern Colorado; prior to moving to
Rochester, she made her living as an actress and a director; and

WHEREAS, Nancy Johns-Price joined the City of Rochester government
in 1985, and worked for the County of Monroe from 1993 to 1998 as a
Youth Participation Project Coordinator; and

WHEREAS, In 2009, was appointed as Administrator of the City of
Rochester's Southeast Quadrant Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) after a
long and successful career in youth development in the Department of
Recreation and Human Services; and

WHEREAS, Remaining true to its mission, NSC preserves and improves
the quality of life and level of opportunity in Rochester by delivering
City services directly to neighborhoods and establishing grassroots
community partnerships that empower residents and businesses to maximize
the benefits of living and working in Rochester; and

WHEREAS, As the Administrator, Nancy Johns-Price earned a reputation
for her seemingly unlimited accessibility and ability to improve the
delivery of City services through customer engagement; and

WHEREAS, She helped develop the Rochester Police Department's
Positive Ticket program and played a direct role in initiatives to
improve the business permit process and reform the Nuisance Point
Abatement program; and

WHEREAS, As a recreation leader and youth development specialist,
Nancy Johns-Price helped create several programs that are now staples of
youth services, including: Biz Kids, Art Smart Camp, Flower City
AmeriCorps, and the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS, This extraordinary woman has been the living embodiment of
a true public servant with an energy level that is awe inspiring; and

WHEREAS, Throughout her esteemed career, Nancy Johns-Price always
brought the highest levels of approachability, dedication and diligence
to her work, and did so with great enthusiasm and optimism; and

WHEREAS, In retirement, Nancy Johns-Price intends to spend more time
with her husband of 40 years and her two grandchildren, as well as
assist her two daughters and son-in-law in the development of their
private businesses; and

WHEREAS, She will also spend more time in her volunteer activities,
particularly with I am Isiah, Inc., a youth-suicide prevention
organization named for one of the youth Nancy Johns-Price worked with,
Isiah Johnson; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when
individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our
attention, 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 Nancy Johns-Price upon the occasion of her retirement, and to wish
her well in all her future endeavors; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Nancy Johns-Price.


  • 26 / Jan / 2021
  • 09 / Feb / 2021
  • 09 / Feb / 2021

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