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NO. R-149.  House concurrent resolution honoring

Mark T. Eldridge for his public service as director of planning and zoning in Burlington.


Offered by:  Representatives Keogh of Burlington, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Cross of Winooski, Donovan of Burlington, Kiss of Burlington, Larson of Burlington, Lorber of Burlington, Tracy of Burlington, Wright of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington.

Offered by:  Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District and Senator Snelling of Chittenden District.

Whereas, for two decades, Mark Eldridge, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of North Carolina, served with distinction and pride as the city of Burlington’s director of planning and zoning, and

Whereas, in this position, he was responsible for administering and enforcing Burlington’s planning and zoning ordinances, drafting long‑range plans in conjunction with other departments, providing technical assistance, and working with the public on general informational and specific complaint matters, and

Whereas, Mark Eldridge has been an active member of the American Planning Association and its Northern New England chapter, and other professional planning organizations, and

Whereas, he devoted considerable effort to assisting sustainable development initiative efforts intended to reduce the impact of global warming including participating in the International Council on Global Environmental Initiatives, which seeks to build, through an international movement of local governments, improvements in global sustainability through cumulative local environmental actions, and

Whereas, Mark Eldridge has represented for multiple terms the city of Burlington on the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and

Whereas, he has achieved a national reputation for his professional expertise and accomplishments in the planning field, partly by his championing the “10% Challenge,” a voluntary program to raise global awareness about environmental change, and

Whereas, after two decades as the city of Burlington’s director of planning and zoning he has retired and hopes to spend time with his family, including his wife, Nancy, and children, Elizabeth and Thomas, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors the public service of Mark T. Eldridge as director of planning and zoning in Burlington, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of Mark Eldridge in Burlington.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont