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NO. R-218.  House concurrent resolution honoring retiring town manager Jerome Mann Remillard for his many years of public service in the town of Brattleboro.


Offered by:  Representatives Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Edwards of Brattleboro, Milkey of Brattleboro, O’Donnell of Vernon, Audette of S. Burlington, Deen of Westminster, Marek of Newfane, Mrowicki of Putney and Obuchowski of Rockingham

Whereas, Jerome (Jerry) Remillard was born in Brattleboro and is a 1965 graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, and

Whereas, although he departed from his hometown temporarily to attend Lyndon State College, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970, Jerry Remillard’s life has always been centered in Windham County, and

Whereas, as soon as he earned his college degree, in the spring of 1970, Jerry Remillard accepted a position with the Brattleboro Public Works Department, and

Whereas, throughout the 1970s, he rose through the ranks as a water service staff person, and, in 1980, was promoted to the department’s utilities division supervisor, and

Whereas, he performed his duties efficiently and capably, and, in 1984, Jerry Remillard was named utilities superintendent, and he helped to oversee the construction of Brattleboro’s water treatment plant and the introduction of water filtration in the municipality, and

Whereas, his steady leadership in the utilities division earned him a further promotion in 1992 when he was designated as Brattleboro’s public works director, and

Whereas, in October 1995, Jerry Remillard was appointed acting Brattleboro town manager, and in May 1996, after a half‑year’s service, the Brattleboro Selectboard made his appointment permanent, and

Whereas, the Brattleboro Selectboard designated June 22, 1996 as “Jerome Mann Remillard Day” in his honor, and

Whereas, during Jerry Remillard’s time as town manager, a number of significant infrastructure projects have been developed, including the Whetstone Pathway, the transportation center, the High Grove lot, and other civic improvements, including ornamental lighting in the downtown area, and

Whereas, in addition to his numerous fulltime municipal responsibilities, Jerry Remillard served for many years in the Brattleboro volunteer fire department, achieving the rank of captain, and he was responsible for saving a life during a downtown fire, and

Whereas, Jerry Remillard’s official retirement is scheduled for June 30, and he and his family, including his wife, Rosemary Anne Gerbino, are looking forward to the years ahead, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors Jerome Remillard for his many years of dedicated public service in the town of Brattleboro, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Jerry Remillard in Brattleboro.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont