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(J.R.H. 106)

Offered by: Representative Allard of St. Albans Town.

Whereas, Erin Clark is a native of Illinois who journeyed to the Green Mountain State in order to attend the University of Vermont, and

Whereas, she studiously prepared for a career in broadcast journalism, and

Whereas, since the middle 1980's, she has worked as a much respected reporter, anchor, and more recently Executive Producer at WPTZ Channel 5, and

Whereas, the viewing public has long appreciated her skillful, informative and unbiased reporting, and

Whereas, her professional colleagues at the Associated Press, on both sides of Lake Champlain, have recognized her outstanding work by awarding her first place honors, and

Whereas, after serving over a decade and a half as one of the region's most respected and esteemed broadcast journalists, she is moving with her family to California where a new audience will be delighted to watch her superb and knowledgeable news coverage, and

Whereas, many Vermonters will miss her presence on the television screen, now therefore be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives and Senate:

That the General Assembly congratulates Erin Clark on a decade and a half of unsurpassed local television reporting and extends to her its best wishes as she relocates to the west coast, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Erin Clark.