Mayor Rolison Issues Statement on Passing of Michael G. Gartland
For more than forty years Michael G. Gartland strengthened our community. His life was dedicated to the law, to equity, and to justice. He enriched the lives of everyone who knew him, and many more who didn’t. He served as Vice Chairman of the City’s Planning Board, and his volunteerism would lead him to service on the Boards of Directors of some of the most prestigious organizations in the area including the James J. McCann Charitable Trust, the McCann Foundation, the Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Charitable Trust, and Marist College. His advocacy and stewardship helped spur important civic projects at the Bardavon, the McCann Memorial Golf Course, Our Lady of Lourdes High School, and Marist College and the impact of his life’s work will be felt here for many years.