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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.

Offered by:  Representatives Brooks of Montpelier and Kitzmiller of Montpelier.

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.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont