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Commending the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th Anniversary of ...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the New York State Conference of Local
Mental Hygiene Directors upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th Anni-
versary of its incorporation on May 18, 2016

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend those
organizations that work to serve the behavioral health care needs of
citizens of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors upon the
occasion of celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its incorporation on May
18, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Direc-
tors, Inc. was statutorily incorporated under Article 41 of the Mental
Hygiene Law on May 18, 1976; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Conference was created to promote the
interests and protect the needs of persons, and their families, affected
by mental illness, developmental disability and/or chemical dependency,
to promote the concept that the needs and rights of these individuals
are best served by a network of diverse services available within the
community, and to aid and encourage cooperation among those providing
mental hygiene services in New York State; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Conference is comprised of Directors of
Community Services (DCSs) and Mental Health Commissioners in all of the
57 counties and the Department of Mental Hygiene for the City of New
York; and
WHEREAS, The New York State Conference advances state and local poli-
cies, practices, laws, regulation and funding for the purpose of ensur-
ing comprehensive, integrated and cost-effective system of care to meet
the needs of those persons, and their families, affected by mental
illness, developmental disability and/or chemical dependency; and
WHEREAS, Directors and Commissioners advocate at the state and local
level for services and resources needed to meet the Mental Hygiene Law
mandate that the LGU assure that there is access to needed services; and
WHEREAS, Directors and Commissioners develop and oversee comprehen-
sive, integrated and cost-effective systems of care locally while work-
ing in partnership with the New York State mental hygiene agencies,
comprised of the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Alcoholism
and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Office for People with
Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD); and
WHEREAS, In accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Directors and Commis-
sioners engage in annual local services planning, quality improvement
and programmatic and fiscal oversight activities required to meet the
diverse needs of individuals and families; and
WHEREAS, While the three disability agencies are separate at the state
level, they are integrated at the local level through the LGU; and
WHEREAS, The LGU is embedded in the community and Directors and
Commissioners have and maintain partnerships with a diverse group to
connect the pieces of the local system including mental health,
substance abuse and developmental disability service providers; peers,
families and youth, State operated psychiatric centers (PCs) and
addiction treatment centers (ATCs); Social Service (DSS) and Public
Health Departments; Housing and shelter services; Criminal Justice
(prisons, jails, probation/parole, police, sheriffs, family and criminal
courts); Hospitals (Emergency Departments and CPEPs) and primary care
and providers; and

WHEREAS, Directors and Commissioners fulfill their mission which is to
advocate, plan, mentor and protect individuals and families dealing with
mental health, substance use, alcohol and/or development needs in their
communities; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body recognizes the vital importance of the
New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors in providing
excellence in care through prevention, education and treatment, and its
evident commitment to this mission; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors
upon the occasion of celebrating the 40th Anniversary of its incorpo-
ration on May 18, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Direc-
tors, Inc.

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  • 12 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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Congratulating the Webster Thomas High School Varsity Cheerleading Team upon the occasion of capturing First Place at the 2016 Conte...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Webster Thomas High School
Varsity Cheerleading Team upon the occasion of capturing First Place at
the 2016 Contest of Champions Nationals Competition on March 5th, 2016

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of teamwork, encouraging a standard of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
WHEREAS, On Saturday, March 5th, 2016, the Webster Thomas High School
Varsity Cheerleading Team won first place at the 2016 Contest of Cham-
pions Nationals Competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at
Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida; and
WHEREAS, The Webster Thomas Titans competed against six other teams in
their division to capture the Championship; in addition, the cheerlead-
ers' parents and fans were named the Best Fan Section by the judges; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coaches Michelle Byam and Veronica Padilla,
skilled and inspirational mentors, respected for their ability to devel-
op potential into excellence; together, they have done a superb job in
guiding, molding, and inspiring the squad members toward their goals;
and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record is outstanding, and the team
members were loyally and enthusiastically supported by Principal Glenn
Widor, as well as the entire faculty and staff at Webster Thomas High
School, and family members and fans, and the community at large; and
WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the 2016 Webster Thomas Varsity Cheerleading
Team, from the opening competition of the season to participation in the
championship, were an extraordinary combination of athletic ability, of
good sportsmanship, of honor and of scholarship, demonstrating these
team members are second to none; and
WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment, and Coaches Michelle Byam and Veronica Padilla, and the
2016 Webster Thomas Varsity Cheerleading Team's outstanding athletes
have clearly made a contribution to the spirit of excellence which is a
tradition of their school; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2016 Webster Thomas Varsity Cheerleading Team, its
members Brynn Baker, Jacqueline Beachner, Danielle Boulas, Alyssa Bowen,
Abigail Brown, Alyssa Cala, Paige Chaput, Elizabeth Cole, Audrey Dunn,
Kaitlin Garrity, Rebecca Gresens, Cassidy Hall, Hannah Harold, Grace
Hutchings, Adriana Mendoza, Malia Moore, Karlie Padilla, Grace Pezzimen-
ti, Adriana Pizzillo, Isabella Romano, Emma Schaefer, Hannah Stuewe,
Madeline Taddeo and Sara Tomei; their Coaches Michelle Byam and Veronica
Padilla; on their outstanding season and overall team record; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members of the Webster Thomas Varsity Cheerleading Team,
and to Coaches Michelle Byam and Veronica Padilla.

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  • 12 / Apr / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative