NO. R-81. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FORMER SENATOR DOUGLAS B. KITCHEL OF CALDEONIA COUNTY.
( J.R.S. 40)
Offered by: Senator Doyle of Washington County and Senator Ide of Caledonia County.
Whereas, although former Senator Douglas B. Kitchel was noted for his quiet and unobtrusive manner, he was amongst the most extraordinarily conscientious and public-spirited Vermonters, and
Whereas, during the nearly six decades that he resided in Vermont, he came to symbolize the highest ideals of community service, and
Whereas, Douglas B. Kitchel was a successful entrepreneur, both as the proprietor of the highly-respected Passumpsic-based Kilfasset Farms dairy and creamery and as the owner of the Burke Mountain ski resort who was largely credited with revitalizing that recreational facility, and
Whereas, he ably and effectively represented Caledonia County in the Vermont Senate from 1965 through 1972, and
Whereas, while a member of the Senate, Douglas B. Kitchels broad knowledge and judicial temperament led the Senate Committee on Committees to select him as chair of the important Judiciary Committee, and
Whereas, his patience and willingness to reconcile divergent viewpoints was crucial during the 1969-1970 Biennium when the landmark Act 250 planning law was adopted, and
Whereas, Douglas B. Kitchel was called upon to serve on many boards and commissions, including the governing body of the Northeast Vermont Development Association, the Vermont State Educational Advisory Council and the Vermont Water Resources Board, and
Whereas, because improving the quality and delivery of heath care services was an important personal priority, he chaired the Health Cost Containment Committee and was actively involved in the formation of the Health Care Information Center of Vermont and served on its board of trustees, and
Whereas, Douglas B. Kitchel was especially devoted to the FairbanksMuseum where, as both a trustee and a museum fellow, he was known for his ability to solve difficult problems that the museum encountered, and
Whereas, above all else, he was a devoted husband to his wife, Sybil, a loving father to his four children and an adored grandfather, and
Whereas, his wisdom, leadership and companionship will be sorely missed in Caledonia County and throughout Vermont, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly remembers with much admiration and respect former Senator Douglas B. Kitchel, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of the Senate be directed to prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation at the memorial service to be held on April 12, 1997 in memory of Douglas B. Kitchel.