NO. R-244. House concurrent resolution congratulating Evelyn Bailey on her outstanding accomplishments as executive director of the E‑911 board.
Offered by: Representatives Bohi of Hartford, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bartlett of Dover, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Condon of Colchester, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Cross of Winooski, Darrow of Dummerston, Deen of Westminster, DePoy of Rutland City, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Dowland of Holland, Dunsmore of Georgia, Edwards of Brattleboro, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Grad of Moretown, Green of Berlin, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Kainen of Hartford, Keenan of St. Albans City, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kiss of Burlington, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Louras of Rutland City, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Marron of Stowe, Martin of Springfield, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, McFaun of Barre Town, McLaughlin of Royalton, Metzger of Milton, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Miller of Elmore, Minter of Waterbury, Molloy of Arlington, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Niquette of Colchester, Nitka of Ludlow, Nuovo of Middlebury, O'Donnell of Vernon, Obuchowski of Rockingham, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Parent of St. Albans City, Partridge of Windham, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Reese of Pomfret, Rodgers of Glover, Rusten of Halifax, Schiavone of Shelburne, Seibert of Norwich, Severance of Colchester, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of New Haven, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Tracy of Burlington, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Winters of Swanton, Winters of Williamstown, Wood of Brandon, Wright of Burlington, Young of Orwell and Zuckerman of Burlington.
Offered by: Senator Ayer of Addison District, Senator Bartlett of Lamoille District, Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Collins of Franklin District, Senator Condos of Chittenden District, Senator Coppenrath of Caledonia District, Senator Cummings of Washington District, Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District, Senator Flanagan of Chittenden District, Senator Gander of Windham District, Senator Giard of Addison District, Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Kitchel of Caledonia District, Senator Kittell of Franklin District, Senator Leddy of Chittenden District, Senator Lyons of Chittenden District, Senator MacDonald of Orange District, Senator Maynard of Rutland District, Senator Mazza of Grand Isle District, Senator Miller of Chittenden District, Senator Mullin of Rutland District, Senator Scott of Washington District, Senator Sears of Bennington District, Senator Shepard of Bennington District, Senator Snelling of Chittenden District, Senator Starr of Essex-Orleans District, Senator Welch of Windsor District, Senator White of Windham District and Senator Wilton of Rutland District.
Whereas, in 1994, the General Assembly adopted Act 197 “to develop, implement and supervise the operation of the statewide enhanced 911 system,” and
Whereas, Act 197 created a nine‑member E‑911 board to serve as the single governmental agency responsible for statewide enhanced 911 with the authority to appoint, subject to the approval of the governor, an executive director, and
Whereas, Evelyn Bailey has served with great distinction as the board’s first executive director, and she was charged with the formidable challenge of supervising the development and operation of a state‑of‑the‑art emergency response network accessible to all Vermonters, and
Whereas, the board recognized that Evelyn Bailey, who had interrupted her career to resume her education and was a recent magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa Smith College graduate, was capable of surmounting the difficult obstacles that lay ahead, and
Whereas, she more than met the board’s expectations, proving to be a dynamic and intelligent administrator and effective educator who has served as a model for her counterparts across the nation, and
Whereas, Evelyn Bailey has been a leader among enhanced 911 officials, having served as executive board secretary and president-treasurer of the National Association of State 911 Administrators and chaired the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Steering Council for Wireless Enhanced 911, and
Whereas, the Federal Communications Commission, the Congressional E‑911 Caucus, other governmental entities, and the media have all consulted Evelyn Bailey for her expertise and experience in developing and operating a modern E‑911 system, and
Whereas, the now‑statewide Vermont enhanced 911 network handled over 187,00 calls during calendar year 2004, and has kept current with emerging technologies, and
Whereas, Evelyn Bailey has decided to pursue a new career path and has concluded her tenure as the enhanced 911 board’s executive director, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly congratulates Evelyn Bailey on her outstanding accomplishments as executive director of the enhanced 911 board, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Evelyn Bailey in Woodbury.
The Vermont General Assembly
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