NO. R-155. Senate concurrent resolution congratulating Dale Wells on his selection as the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year.
Offered by: Senator Kitchel of Caledonia District, Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District, Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District and Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District.
Offered by: Representatives Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Helm of Castleton, Kilmartin of Newport City, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Lawrence of Lyndon, Marron of Stowe, Monti of Barre City, Morley of Barton and Severance of Colchester.
Whereas, Dale Wells is a business and community leader in Caledonia County of nearly boundless energy who, through his company, Dale Wells Building Contractor, and his numerous civic roles, has spurred many local and statewide economic development initiatives, and
Whereas, as a contractor, he has been responsible for the construction of many new or major restoration projects in the commercial, educational and cultural sectors, each of which is crucial for attracting a solid community base to develop a healthy economy, and
Whereas, these construction projects have included a new hotel, a large supermarket and auto dealerships in the St. Johnsbury area that have increased significantly local business activity; new edifices on the St. Johnsbury Academy campus, including the Morse Center for the Arts which provides for spacious studio work areas, the state‑of‑the‑art Mayo Center, the library and the Sheepcote dormitory; several building projects at Lyndon Institute; and the extensive restoration of the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum which returned this grand old building to its original glory, and
Whereas, for two decades, he has been a vital participant in the work of the St. Johnsbury Development Fund, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports the location of new and the retention of current businesses in the greater St. Johnsbury area, and
Whereas, the St. Johnsbury Planning Commission, the board of trustees of St. Johnsbury Academy, the St. Johnsbury Downtown Committee, the Community Financial Services Group, the board of directors of the Community National Bank, and the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce have all benefited from and appreciated Dale Wells’ service with their respective organizations, and
Whereas, in recognition of Dale Wells’ many contributions to economic and community development in the Northeast Kingdom and throughout Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce has designated Dale Wells as its “2005 Citizen of the Year,” and he will be presented this award at a banquet to be held on May 7, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates Dale Wells on being named the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s 2005 Citizen of the Year, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dale Wells in St. Johnsbury.
The Vermont General Assembly
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