Patrick Cimino, a popular maintenance worker who serves his fellow residents at Stanley Isaacs Houses, Holmes Towers and Robbins Plaza in Manhattan, is now a member of the elite Hundred Year Association of New York Award winners. The award recognizes outstanding professional achievement and public service by New York’s career civil servants. In addition to accepting the award, Mr. Cimino was presented with a check for $1,000.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the keynote speaker at the presentation, proudly counted himself among New York’s 300,000 civil servants. He thanked the honorees for continuing the “great tradition of dedicated public service,” adding that, “by shining a light on these honorees, we hope to inspire others in government to also excel in their good works.”
Mr. Cimino’s professional accomplishments are definitely inspiring to others. As a former Outstanding Employee of the Year at the New York City Housing Authority, Mr. Cimino has earned numerous citations and certificates from New York State Congress and Assembly members, the New York City Council, the Manhattan Management Department, housing managers and community center directors. Perhaps most telling, however, are the letters of appreciation from residents where Mr. Cimino has worked for the past 13 years.
While his exemplary service during challenging times such as the Blackout of 2003 and September 11th are duly noted, it is the qualities that Mr. Cimino demonstrates on the job every day that matter most, says Efrain Diaz, Isaacs Holmes Housing Manager. “He has brought great pride and credit to NYCHA as an example of hard work and dedication.”