January 8, 2013

Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Commissioner Handy Join With The Hundred Year Association of New York to Honor 9 Outstanding Civil Servants

—Century-Old Private Firms Thank City Employees and Give College Scholarships—Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway and Department of Citywide Administrative ServicesCommissioner Edna Wells Handy today joined representatives of the Hundred YearAssociation of New York to honor 9 outstanding civil servants and 15 academically talented children of City employees, who received $15,500 in cash awards and $30,500 in college scholarships from the Association’s members.

Joining Commissioner Handy for the awards ceremony at Police Department headquarters were representatives of the Hundred Year Association and its 200 member organizations.

Deputy Mayor Holloway said, “The City’s talented and dedicated workforce serves more than 8.4 million New Yorkers every day,” said Deputy Mayor Holloway. “The 100 Year Association’s recognition of outstanding civil servants and scholarship support of their children will help to ensure that New York City’s workforce remains among the best in the world—now and in the future.”

“The civil servants we honor today bring prestige to the City by going beyond their job descriptions to give New Yorkers world-class service, every single day,” said Commissioner Handy. “We are proud to assist the Hundred Year Association in rewarding the achievements of our city workforce and the broad range of vital work that they perform.”

“On behalf of the Board of Governors and members of the Association we thank Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner Wells Handy and her staff for their assistance in supporting and organizing this unique Public / Private Program, created to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in the workplace and in the classroom,” said Clinton W. Blume, III –President of The Hundred Year Association of New York.

The largest scholarship, in the amount of $6,000 sponsored by STV Group, went to Desiree Daring, a senior at Williams College and a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. She is the daughter of Eleston Daring, who is a School Safety Engineer at the Department of Transportation.

Founded in 1927, the Hundred Year Association of New York celebrates the business, professional, educational, religious and charitable organizations of New York City that are at least one hundred years old. Since 1958, the Association has highlighted the close partnership between the City’s private sector and City government by recognizing outstanding career civil service employees. Named for the Association’s founder, the Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards are available to employees whose salaries do not exceed $81,000. Individual cash awards generally range from $1,000 to $6,000. The Association’s E. Virgil Conway College Scholar Awards Program was founded in 1971 to assistacademically qualified children of career civil service employees to obtain college educations. College Scholar Awards are granted to promising students whose gross family incomes do not exceed $110,000. The scholarships recognize excellence in scholastic achievement and community service. College scholarships range from $1,000 to $6,000.

A complete listing of this year’s 24 winners is available at the DCAS website.