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July 13, 2007

Former Legislator Receives Plaque in Appreciation of Service

JERRY THOMAS, left, former County Legislator from Sandy Creek, receives a plaque honoring his years of service to the County Legislature from Legislature Chairman Russ Johnson. The plaque contains the nameplate from Thomas's desk in the Legislative Chambers, and was created by the staff of the Oswego County Buildings and Grounds Department.

Jerry Thomas, a former member of the Oswego County Legislature, was recently presented a plaque in appreciation of his longstanding service from Legislature Chairman Russ Johnson.

Legislature Chairman Johnson presented the Sandy Creek resident with the engraved nameplate from the desk that he used during his years on the Oswego County Legislature. The nameplate was framed with an Oswego County government seal and created by the staff of the County Buildings and Grounds Department.

Thomas represented District 1, including the towns of Sandy Creek, Boylston and Redfield, from January 2004 until April of this year. He retired this spring due to health concerns. He previously represented the town of Sandy Creek on the Legislature for seven years, from May 1984 to May 1991.

Calling Thomas “a trusted friend,” Johnson said he appreciated “the many years of wisdom and common sense that Jerry Thomas brought to the County Legislature.”

Thomas served in several key positions while on the Legislature, including chairman of the Health and Human Services, Community and Consumer Affairs, and Buildings and Grounds committees. He and his wife, Maryhelen, have been active volunteers in the Sandy Creek fair and several other community organizations.

“Jerry Thomas was a trusted mentor for me for many years, and remains a good friend,” said Legislature Chairman Johnson. “I appreciate his integrity and hard work. His resignation is a large loss to our Legislature.”

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