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NO. R-239. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING JO ANN TROIANO ON HER EXTRAORDINARY 25 YEARS' TENURE AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MONTPELIER HOUSING AUTHORITY.

(J.R.S. 89)

Offered by: Senator Cummings of Washington County, Senator Doyle of Washington County and Senator Spaulding of Washington County.

Whereas, Jo Ann Troiano has served as Executive Director of the Montpelier Housing Authority for 25 years, the longest tenure of any public housing director in Vermont, and

Whereas, as executive director of the authority, she has demonstrated an extraordinary dedication to the citizens of Montpelier, often working evenings and weekends, and

Whereas, Jo Ann Troiano is a recognized leader, both in Vermont and New England, in the field of public housing, and

Whereas, for many years, her professional colleagues have repeatedly and unanimously elected her as president of the Vermont Public Housing Authority, and

Whereas, Jo Ann Troiano's outstanding performance, in all aspects of her work, has earned the Montpelier Housing Authority a U.S. Housing and Urban Development designation as a high performer, a distinction granted to only a fraction of the nation's public housing agencies, and

Whereas, as a result of her visionary foresight, the authority established Heaton Woods, an assisted living facility that enables elderly and disabled Montpelier residents to live independently, and

Whereas, her tireless effort to expand the availability of affordable housing in Montpelier, while treating each resident in authority housing with respect and warmth, has given Jo Ann Troiano the status of a beloved and indispensable fixture in the capital city, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends its warm congratulations to Jo Ann Troiano on her outstanding quarter-century of public service as Executive Director of the Montpelier Housing Authority, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jo Ann Troiano; Montpelier Mayor, Charles Karparis; and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Andrew Cuomo.