NO. R-250. Senate concurrent resolution extending best wishes to former Representative Curt McCormack and Nicole Dewing as they embark on a new path as Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal.
Offered by: Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Cummings of Washington District and Senator Scott of Washington District.
Whereas, former Representative Curt McCormack of Rutland was elected to the House of Representatives in 1982 and was returned to the General Assembly for five consecutive terms, and
Whereas, during the course of his legislative tenure, he was appointed to chair the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, and
Whereas, throughout Curt McCormack’s years in the House, he was a strong advocate for environmental causes, and
Whereas, he ran for the Rutland City mayoralty, and
Whereas, he served as the state’s bicycle path coordinator, and
Whereas, Nicole Dewing is a graduate of Tulane University and holds a master’s degree of environmental law from Vermont Law School, and
Whereas, she has worked for Project Harmony as the project coordinator of the Vermont–Latvia Initiative, for the Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Baltic Project, and for Food Works as an education consultant, and
Whereas, in 1997, Nicole Dewing joined the staff of the Vermont State Employees Association as the organization’s legislative coordinator, and
Whereas, she served with great distinction on the Montpelier City Council, and during her tenure, she was a strong advocate on behalf of the city’s youth, and she was the inspiration for the establishment of a civics education course at Montpelier High School, and
Whereas, Nicole Dewing has a particular fondness for blue tick hound dogs, and she was the co-owner of two infamous representatives of this breed, and
Whereas, while Curt McCormack was working in Montpelier in an advocacy position, he met Nicole Dewing, and they became great friends, and
Whereas, their friendship developed into a loving relationship, and they were married in Montpelier in December 2002, and
Whereas, seeking to continue their joint commitment to public service in a meaningful way, they will depart this September to serve as Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal, and
Whereas, both former Representative McCormack and Nicole Dewing have left their individual marks on Vermont’s legislative process, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly extends best wishes to former Representative Curt McCormack and Nicole Dewing as they embark on a new path as Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Curt McCormack and Nicole Dewing in Montpelier.
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