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Press Release

 Rensselaer County Legislature

Office of the Minority 270-2890

Minority Leader Peter Grimm 265-6451     Deputy Minority Leader Edward Manny 272-7396

Cynthia Doran 271-2365     Mark Fleming 928-7054

            Gary Pavlic 368-4656     Leonard Welcome 944-1648

For Immediate Release
Date:  March 17, 2017



Rensselaer County Legislature present Resolution honoring the life  of Unity House founder and long time advocate for the less fortunate, Mary Jane Smith   

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at their monthly meeting, the Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution in honor of Unity House founder Mary Jane Smith, who passed away on January 16, 2017 at age 88. Members of the Legislature presented the resolution to; Smith’s stepdaughter Rhonda Lyons, Unity House Director Chris Burke along with family friends and members of Unity House’s Board of Directors, at their Regular Meeting on March 16, 2017.



Pictured L to R:

Deputy Minority Leader Ed Manny, Legislators Gary Pavlic and Mark Fleming, friends and board members; Rance McKenna, Noreen McKee, Carol Gardner, Susan Shipherd, Unity House Director - Chris Burke, Smith’s stepdaughter  Rhonda Lyons, and Minority Leader Peter Grimm