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File #: 21-0020R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing the Service of Nancy Ray
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 2/8/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Recognizing the Service of Nancy Ray For the purpose of recognizing Nancy Ray on her 32 years of distinguished service to the City of Baltimore.
Sponsors: President Nicholas J. Mosby, Ryan Dorsey, Danielle N. McCray, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Antonio Glover, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Eric T. Costello, Mark Conway, Phylicia Porter
Indexes: Nancy Ray, Recognizing
Attachments: 1. 21-0020R~1st Reader

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.

The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

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A Council Resolution concerning

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Recognizing the Service of Nancy Ray

For the purpose of recognizing Nancy Ray on her 32 years of distinguished service to the City of Baltimore.

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Nancy Ray began working for the Department of Legislative Reference in 1989 and recently retired after 32 years of service to the City of Baltimore. In those 32 years, Nancy distinguished herself as an indispensable public servant, drafting a variety of bills, including zoning measures, franchise bills, namings and re-namings, and the annual Ordinance of Estimates, for 6 different administrations and scores of councilmembers.

 

In addition to her bill drafting duties, Nancy also served as Journal Clerk to the Baltimore City Council, ensuring that the public and the entirety of City government had a detailed and accurate memorialization of City Council proceedings.

 

Indeed, because of her length of service and her myriad of duties, she served as part of the Council’s - and City government at large - institutional memory. She was able to tell anyone the history behind the successes and failures of certain important measures before the City Council, how and why certain Charter provisions came to pass, or who to talk to at various departments to “get things done.”

 

It will be difficult to replace her diligent work ethic and her storied institutional knowledge, but the Council, on behalf of the citizens of Baltimore, want to sincerely congratulate her on her well-deserved retirement and extend its utmost gratitude to her for her service.

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council recognizes Nancy Ray on her 32 years of distinguished service to the City of Baltimore.

 

And be it further resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to Ms. Ray, the Mayor, and the Mayor’s Legislative Liaison to the City Council.