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NO. R-130. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING ALAN V. SOKOLOW FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS.

(J.R.S. 63)

Offered by: Senator Doyle of Washington County, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille County, Senator Ide of Caledonia County, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle County, Senator McCormack of Windsor County, Senator Ready of Addison County, Senator Riehle of Chittenden County, Senator Rivers of Windsor County, Senator Shumlin of Windham County, Senator Snelling of Chittenden County and Senator Spaulding of Washington County.

Whereas, Alan V. Sokolow has devoted the last 30 years of his professional career to working in the service of state government, first as a field representative for the Council of State Governments' Eastern Regional Conference (CSG/ERC) and subsequently as Director of the CSG Eastern Office, and

Whereas, Alan Sokolow's personal integrity, high standards and commitment to helping state officials better serve their constituents and the general public have earned him the admiration of his colleagues at the CSG and embody the loftiest ideals of public service, and

Whereas, both legislators and executive branch officials in Vermont have greatly appreciated his professional assistance, and

Whereas, Alan Sokolow's expertise was pivotal in organizing the annual meeting of the CSG Eastern Regional Conference in 1988 in Vermont, and he has been serving a similar function in preparation for the meeting's return to Vermont in 1999, and

Whereas, the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Governments is a stronger and more effective organization as a result of his extraordinary efforts and contributions, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the Vermont General Assembly congratulates Alan V. Sokolow for three decades of outstanding service to the states of the CSG's eastern region, including Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Alan V. Sokolow.