NO. R-212.  House concurrent resolution congratulating former Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation Conrad “Connie” Motyka on his retirement.

(H.C.R.132)

Offered by:  Representative Deen of Westminster.

Whereas, Conrad “Connie” Motyka of Northfield graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in forestry, the profession destined to be his lifelong professional career and passion, and

Whereas, he served the state of Vermont for 35 years, initially as a field forester from 1968 through 1970 when he assumed the position of Washington County Forester in which he remained until 1975, and

Whereas, in 1975, Connie was promoted to the rank of district forest manager, followed by his elevation in 1980 to Assistant Director of Forests, and he assumed the director’s position in 1986, and

Whereas, his outstanding work as a senior forestry official for the state of Vermont led to his appointment in 1991 as Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, a role he served honorably with passion and energy for a dozen years, and

Whereas, during the course of his career, he was active, and often assumed leadership roles in many state, regional, and national forestry‑related associations, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates former Commissioner of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Conrad Motyka, on the conclusion of his distinguished career as a public servant who dedicated his professional life to the protection and management of Vermont’s forests and other public lands, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Connie Motyka in Northfield.