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NO. R-87. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING FAY CHAMBERLIN FOR AN OUTSTANDING CAREER AS A MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL IN THE TOWN OF GRAND ISLE.

( J.R.H. 57)

Offered by: Representative LaBarge of Grand Isle.

Whereas, Fay Chamberlin is a native of Grand Isle and can trace her ancestry back to the island’s first settlers, and

Whereas, in 1963, when she was elected to the position of town auditor, she hardly realized that a long and proud tradition of municipal public service was born, and

Whereas, she was soon appointed town treasurer and clerk and admirably performed these duties until 1967 when she relinquished these combined posts in order to devote more attention to her young family, and

Whereas, from 1967 until 1976 she continued her role as an active municipal official, serving as either assistant clerk or auditor, and

Whereas, Fay Chamberlin returned to her prior jobs in 1976 and remained as clerk and treasurer until her retirement in 1997, and

Whereas, during her long tenure, she constantly sought to improve her qualifications and completed a certificate program for municipal clerks at Salve Regina College as well as an accounting degree from Champlain College, and

Whereas, Fay Chamberlin always took enormous pride in being able to help the citizens of her community and demonstrated her concern for the youth of Grand Isle by actively volunteering for many years with the local 4-H, and

Whereas, her exemplary years of public service were given special recognition when she was recently honored as municipal clerk of the year, and

Whereas, she intends to remain active while enjoying the companionship of her husband Donald, their four children and ten grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the distinguished municipal government career of Fay Chamberlin and extends to her the best wishes for many happy retirement years, and be it further

Resolved: That the Clerk of the House be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Fay Chamberlin.