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Offered by:  All members of the House

Offered by:  All members of the Senate

Whereas, Representative David Clark had been a much respected leader in the civic life of the town of St. Johnsbury for over half a century, and

Whereas, he spent his youth in Kennebunk, Maine, and then graduated from the University of Maine, and he earned a master’s degree in public administration from New York University, and

Whereas, on completing his academic studies, David Clark worked in two public sector managerial positions, including his service as South Burlington town manager, before his appointment as St. Johnsbury town manager, and

Whereas, David Clark proved adept as St. Johnsbury town manager, serving in that position’s roles as chief executive officer for the town, the selectboard’s liaison with municipal employees, and overall problem solver, and his success was measured in his lengthy tenure of 36 years, and

Whereas, after his retirement as town manager, David Clark sought to remain active in the public sector and decided to run for a seat in the house of representatives to bring his wealth of municipal government experience to Montpelier, and

Whereas, Representative David Clark first entered the house as the member from St. Johnsbury in 1997, and he remained one of his town’s legislators for the next 11 years, serving on the house government operations committee where his past professional experience was invaluable, and

Whereas, the senior member from St. Johnsbury was always interested in expanding his knowledge concerning the matters under the committee’s consideration, and he worked amicably with his fellow legislators regardless of their partisan affiliation or political perspectives, and

Whereas, Representative David Clark had been active in many fraternal and community organizations in St. Johnsbury through which he had made many friendships, and

Whereas, residents of the Northeast Kingdom and the members and staff of the general assembly always anticipated the delicious apples that came from his Crow Hill Orchard that he had developed through many years of effort, and

Whereas, Representative David Clark was proud of his service in the U.S. Army as a member of the infantry during World War II, and

Whereas, after an event‑filled life that was closely intertwined with the town of St. Johnsbury, Representative David Clark died in the town he loved so well on February 21, 2008, and his survivors include his wife, Joan, two daughters, three sons, and his grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Representative David Clark, whose service to his town and state it is proud to honor, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Joan Clark in St. Johnsbury.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont