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File #: Res 0639-2015    Version: * Name: Honoring the late Horace Morancie.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 3/31/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution honoring the late Horace Morancie.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Attachments: 1. March 31, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files
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Res. No. 639
 
Resolution honoring the late Horace Morancie.
 
 
By Council Member Williams
 
      Whereas, Horace Morancie was born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, came to New York in 1954 at the age of 25 and passed away on February 4, 2015 at age 85 in Brooklyn; and
Whereas, According to the Daily News, Horace Morancie was appointed by Mayor John Lindsay to serve as director of Central Brooklyn Model Cities, a multi-faceted anti-poverty program created under President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society and War on Poverty, for which Morancie developed plans for job training, housing, sanitation, crime prevention, police-community relations, economic development, education, social services, union organization, transportation and other benefits for the borough; and
Whereas, According to the Urban Resource Institute, Horace Morancie was one of the founders of the Urban Resource Institute, a comprehensive human services program that provides help to victims of domestic violence, the developmentally disabled, and those struggling with substance abuse; and
Whereas, According to the Urban Resource Institute, Morancie served on the Urban Resource Institute's Board of Trustees since its inception in 1969 and served as its Chair for 20 years; and
      Whereas, Horace Morancie's commitment to his community was further illustrated through his work as a founding board member of the community-based, START addiction recovery and treatment program and as a member of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce; and
      Whereas, According to the Daily News, Horace Morancie managed New York City's first large steel band and helped organize the West Side Symphony's performances at Radio City Music Hall in 1965; and
      Whereas, Horace Morancie served  as an officer in the United States Steel Band Association and was instrumental in the presentation of its Panorama shows in New York City during his tenure; and
Whereas, Horace Morancie worked throughout his life for the benefit of his community by promoting cultural understanding between Caribbean Americans, African Americans and all other communities. Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York honors the late Horace Morancie.
 
 
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