Tompkins County
New York


Resolution in Appreciation of Steve Griffin - Foodnet


Department:Office for the AgingSponsors:
Category:Awards and RecognitionFunctions:Foodnet


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, Steve Griffin has devoted 40 years to supporting the nutritional health and well-being of Tompkins County’s older adults, and


WHEREAS, after graduating from Cornell in 1976, Steve began addressing the dietary needs of seniors by working for the local Salvation Army in its nutrition for the elderly program, and


WHEREAS, in 1986, the entity known as Foodnet was incorporated, with Steve appointed as the Nutrition Program Director, and


WHEREAS, under Steve’s leadership, Foodnet has grown from a budget of $122,500 to $1,200,000, with 15 full-time and 7 part-time staff, as well as 9 daily volunteers, preparing and delivering fresh hot meals to older adults 5 days per week, and


WHEREAS, the services of Foodnet touch the lives of over 400 Tompkins County residents each day, meeting their nutritional needs as well as providing them with important daily social contact, and


WHEREAS, Steve is described by staff, colleagues, and clients as a compassionate and dedicated leader, known for his integrity, his competence, and his unfailing courtesy to all, and


WHEREAS, Steve leaves a legacy of service, caring, and generosity that has made this community a stronger and better place, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Health and Human Services Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature recognizes the significant contributions Steve has made to improve the health and quality of life for older adults in Tompkins County,


RESOLVED, further, That the Tompkins County Legislature extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Steve for his dedicated service, and wishes him the very best in retirement.




Meeting History

Nov 21, 2016 3:30 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Holmes explained that Mr. Griffin is retiring at the end of December 2016.

MOVER:Carol Chock, Vice Chair
SECONDER:Anna Kelles, Member
AYES:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Carol Chock, Martha Robertson, Anna Kelles
EXCUSED:Will Burbank
Dec 20, 2016 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting

Mrs. McBean-Clairborne read the following resolution recognizing Steve Griffin, retiring Executive Director of Foodnet, for his 40 years of service.

Mr. Griffen thanked the Legislature and also introduced Jessica Gosa who will be the new Executive Director of Foodnet.

The resolution was unanimously seconded and adopted.

MOVER:Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Member
SECONDER:Peter Stein, Member
AYES:Will Burbank, Carol Chock, James Dennis, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Dooley Kiefer, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, Martha Robertson, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler, Peter Stein