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Congratulating Barbara Wale upon the occasion of her retirement after 42 years of distinguished service to The Arc of Monroe

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J617



Senate Resolution No. 617

BY: Senator COONEY

CONGRATULATING Barbara Wale upon the occasion of
her retirement after 42 years of distinguished
service to The Arc of Monroe

WHEREAS, Individuals and organizations devoted to improving the
quality of life for others, enabling them to build lives of dignity and
self-worth are deserving of the highest praise and recognition; and

WHEREAS, From time to time, society calls upon these individuals and
organizations to be recognized for the significance of their
contributions and efforts to assist others in developing the skills
necessary to be successful, productive citizens; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Barbara Wale upon the occasion of her retirement after 42
years of distinguished service to The Arc of Monroe; and

WHEREAS, Barbara Wale began her long and distinguished career with
The Arc of Monroe as a speech pathologist and quickly rose through the
ranks holding leadership positions such as Director of Clinical
Services, Director of Crittenden Day Treatment Program, Vice President
of Program Operations, Vice President of Quality Management and
President/CEO, the position from which she will officially retire; and

WHEREAS, Throughout her tenure, Barbara Wale has truly enjoyed
getting to know and interacting personally with thousands of people who
receive services at The Arc of Monroe and demonstrated her leadership
excellence by supporting the development of new services and programs
that reflect the needs, wants and desires of people with developmental
disabilities; and

WHEREAS, Under the luminous leadership of Barbara Wale, The Arc of
Monroe now offers services which include community partners, community
inclusion and person-centered planning; and

WHEREAS, For her exceptional leadership ability and commitment to
the mission of the organization, while positively affecting the lives of
people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Barbara Wale
was the recipient of the prestigious Marc N. Brandt Exceptional
Leadership Award by the statewide chapter, The Arc of New York; and

WHEREAS, For over four decades, Barbara Wale rendered faithful,
conscientious and valuable service to The Arc of Monroe, earning the
admiration, esteem and affection of her colleagues; and

WHEREAS, In completing her service as President/CEO, Barbara Wale
leaves behind more than mere bricks and mortar; she leaves behind a
legacy to those individuals supported by The Arc of Monroe as well as
their families and the community-at-large; and

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

demonstrated by Barbara Wale over a lifetime of sacrifice and dedication
to others; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Barbara Wale upon the occasion of her retirement after 42
years of distinguished service to The Arc of Monroe; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Barbara Wale.

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  • 14 / Apr / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Apr / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / Apr / 2021
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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