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NO. R-423.  House concurrent resolution congratulating David Lewis on his receipt of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Lifetime Achievement Award.


Offered by:  Representatives Chen of Mendon and McNeil of Rutland Town

Offered by:  Senators Carris, Maynard and Mullin

Whereas, David Lewis has served in municipal management roles for 35 years, first in Cavendish and Hartland, and for much of his career in the town of Killington, formerly known as Sherburne, and

Whereas, in the early 1980s, he was a leader in establishing Vermont’s first multi-town solid waste district, and

Whereas, Dave Lewis secured the financing for and directed his town’s construction of the first municipally owned golf course in the state, and

Whereas, as the senior administrative official in Killington, David Lewis directed the Killington succession campaign as a way to focus the public’s attention on financial issues pertaining to Act 60, and

Whereas, he has helped organize and direct the Coalition of Municipalities, an organization formed to promote the concerns of towns that have been fiscally challenged as a result of Act 60, and

Whereas, separate from his work with the coalition, David Lewis has been a statewide leader on matters pertaining to municipal governance, and

Whereas, Dave Lewis currently serves as the municipal employer representative on the Vermont Municipal Employees Retirement System board, and

Whereas, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) has greatly benefited from his advice and counsel, and

Whereas, his original service on the VLCT board of directors extended over 20 years, and he helped oversee the organization while it was experiencing serious institutional challenges, and

Whereas, 25 years ago, when  Steven Jeffrey was appointed as executive director of the VLCT, David Lewis was serving as its president and played a role in this wise hiring decision, and

Whereas, despite having previously served for over two decades on the VLCT board, often a far from simple task requiring balancing the not infrequent conflicting concerns of towns in different parts of the state,

David Lewis agreed to return to the board in 2005, and he continues to serve as an active member of this important panel of municipal government leaders, and

Whereas, the VLCT has long recognized David Lewis as an extraordinary municipal official, both for his own town and as a statewide advocate for municipalities, and

Whereas, on Local Government Day 2008, which took place in Montpelier in February, the VLCT presented David Lewis with its 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the general assembly congratulates David Lewis on his receipt of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ Lifetime Achievement Award, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to David Lewis at the Killington town offices.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont