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NO. R-91.  JOINT RESOLUTION memory of Frances J. Moses of Georgia.


Offered by:  Representatives Dunsmore of Georgia and Branagan of Georgia.

Offered by:  Senator Collins of Franklin District.

Whereas, Frances Moses assumed many leadership roles in her years as a Georgia resident, and

Whereas, soon after her arrival from the bustling city of Burlington to the comparatively more serene town of Georgia, she delved into the town’s civic and cultural life with enthusiasm and vigor, and

Whereas, in a political and civic context, Frances Moses was elected vice chair of the town’s Democratic caucus which led to her election as a justice of the peace and a member of the Georgia Board of Civil Authority, and

Whereas, as a municipal official, she was involved in electoral administrative duties, she assisted with the listing appeal and appraisal hearings, and she officiated at marriage ceremonies, and

Whereas, Georgia’s history drew Frances Moses’ interest and she served as president and later as a board member of the Georgia Historical Society, and

Whereas, a concern for preserving the town’s scenic landscape prompted her to serve as the Georgia Conservation Commission’s first secretary, and she represented, most ably, the local commission on the state level, and

Whereas, Green-Up Day always found Frances Moses working on the roadside and at the local collection center, contributing to the beautification of the town, and

Whereas, she approached each task with a sense of purpose and desire to improve the quality of life in Georgia, and

Whereas, Frances Moses’ life concluded far too soon with her death in September 2004, and

Whereas, her many hours of dedicated public and community service in the town of Georgia reflected an abiding love for her community’s well‑being, and

Whereas, in recognition of Frances Moses’ spirited service to the municipality’s public and cultural institutions, the 2005 Georgia Town Report is dedicated in her memory, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family of Frances J. Moses and recognizes her dedicated public and community service on behalf of the town of Georgia, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the family of Frances J. Moses.

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The Vermont General Assembly
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Montpelier, Vermont