NO. R-113.† Senate concurrent resolution congratulating former Representative and Senator Arthur Gibb on the occasion of his 95th birthday.
Offered by:† Senator Gossens of Addison County, Senator Ayer of Addison County, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille County, Senator Bloomer of Rutland County, Senator Campbell of Windsor County, Senator Canns of Caledonia County, Senator Collins of Franklin County, Senator Condos of Chittenden County, Senator Cummings of Washington County, Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Dunne of Windsor County, Senator Gander of Windham County, Senator Greenwood of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Kittell of Franklin County, Senator Leddy of Chittenden County, Senator Lyons of Chittenden County, Senator MacDonald of Orange County, Senator Maynard of Rutland County, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle County, Senator Miller of Chittenden County, Senator Mullin of Rutland County, Senator Munt of Chittenden County, Senator Scott of Washington County, Senator Sears of Bennington County, Senator Shepard of Bennington County, Senator Snelling of Chittenden County, Senator Welch of Windsor County and Senator White of Windham County.
Whereas, few Vermonters have had a more influential impact on our stateís landscape than former Representative and Senator Arthur Gibb of Weybridge, and
Whereas, this Yale University graduate and decorated World War II veteran had a distinguished career as a citizen public servant serving important roles on all levels, from municipal to regional to state, of Vermont government, and
Whereas, Arthur Gibb represented the town of Weybridge in the House of Representatives from 1963 to 1970, serving as chair of the Committee on Natural Resources, and was very proud of his work on passing the stateís pioneering billboard law, and
Whereas, in 1971, he crossed the State Houseís second‑floor lobby to the Senate where he thoughtfully represented the citizens of Addison County, and
Whereas, his wise counsel and legislative know-how were often sought by his General Assembly colleagues, regardless of their partisan persuasion, and
Whereas, Arthur Gibbís special contribution to the preservation of Vermontís scenic vistas and viewsheds can be traced to Governor Deane Davisí appointing him, in 1969, to chair the Governorís Commission on Environmental Control (the Gibb Commission), whose findings led to the adoption of Act 250, and
Whereas, in 1985, Governor Snelling, recognizing Arthur Gibbís expertise on matters under the Environmental Boardís jurisdiction, especially as he was involved significantly in the boardís legislative creation, appointed the senior Addison County legislator to serve on the panel, and
Whereas, for nine years he added his insights to the adjudication of appeals from local district environmental commissions and concluded his board career as the panelís interim chair, and
Whereas, he quickly learned the secret to maintaining his energy level during daylong board hearings was to catch a quick lunch-break nap in his car, regardless of the weather, and
Whereas, Arthur Gibbís 95th birthday on April 16, 2003 offers the General Assembly an opportunity to recognize this exemplary public servantís many endeavors on behalf of Vermontís citizenry, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates former Representative and Senator Arthur Gibb on the occasion of his 95th birthday, and be it further
Resolved:† That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Arthur Gibb.