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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  6

House concurrent resolution in memory of Representative Clinton G. Martin Jr. of Springfield

     Offered by: Representatives Emmons of Springfield, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Ancel of Calais, Andrews of Rutland City, Aswad of Burlington, Atkins of Winooski, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Barnard of Richmond, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Botzow of Pownal, Branagan of Georgia, Bray of New Haven, Brennan of Colchester, Brooks of Montpelier, Browning of Arlington, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Cheney of Norwich, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Clarkson of Woodstock, Clerkin of Hartford, Condon of Colchester, Consejo of Sheldon, Copeland-Hanzas of Bradford, Corcoran of Bennington, Courcelle of Rutland City, Davis of Washington, Deen of Westminster, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Donovan of Burlington, Dostis of Waterbury, Edwards of Brattleboro, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Gervais of Enosburg, Gilbert of Fairfax, Godin of Milton, Grad of Moretown, Haas of Rochester, Head of S. Burlington, Heath of Westford, Helm of Castleton, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hube of Londonderry, Hudson of Lyndon, Hunt of Essex, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Jewett of Ripton, Johnson of South Hero, Johnson of Canaan, Keenan of St. Albans City, Keogh of Burlington, Kilmartin of Newport City, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Klein of East Montpelier, Koch of Barre Town, Komline of Dorset, Krawczyk of Bennington, Kupersmith of S. Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Larrabee of Danville, Larson of Burlington, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Lenes of Shelburne, Leriche of Hardwick, Lippert of Hinesburg, Livingston of Manchester, Lorber of Burlington, Maier of Middlebury, Malcolm of Pawlet, Manwaring of Wilmington, Marcotte of Coventry, Marek of Newfane, Martin of Wolcott, Masland of Thetford, McAllister of Highgate, McCormack of Rutland City, McCullough of Williston, McDonald of Berlin, McFaun of Barre Town, Milkey of Brattleboro, Miller of Shaftsbury, Minter of Waterbury, Mitchell of Barnard, Monti of Barre City, Mook of Bennington, Moran of Wardsboro, Morley of Barton, Morrissey of Bennington, Mrowicki of Putney, Myers of Essex, Nease of Johnson, Nuovo of Middlebury, Obuchowski of Rockingham, O'Donnell of Vernon, Ojibway of Hartford, Orr of Charlotte, Otterman of Topsham, Oxholm of Vergennes, Partridge of Windham, Pearson of Burlington, Peaslee of Guildhall, Pellett of Chester, Peltz of Woodbury, Perry of Richford, Peterson of Williston, Pillsbury of Brattleboro, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Randall of Troy, Rodgers of Glover, Scheuermann of Stowe, Shand of Weathersfield, Sharpe of Bristol, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Shoreham, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Symington of Jericho, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Westman of Cambridge, Weston of Burlington, Wheeler of Derby, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington, Zenie of Colchester and Zuckerman of Burlington

     Offered by: Senators Campbell, McCormack, Nitka, Ayer, Bartlett, Carris, Collins, Condos, Coppenrath, Cummings, Doyle, Flanagan, Giard, Hartwell, Illuzzi, Kitchel, Kittell, Lyons, MacDonald, Maynard, Mazza, Miller, Mullin, Racine, Scott, Sears, Shumlin, Snelling, Starr and White

     Whereas, Representative Clinton Martin was a strong individual whose life was devoted in large measure to the citizens and especially the children of Springfield, and

     Whereas, a native of Brooklyn, New York, he graduated from St. Bonaventure University, earned a master’s degree in recreation administration from New York University, and served as a U.S. Army military policeman in Germany, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin served as the parks and assistant recreation director in North Hempstead, New York where he also sat on the local town council, and

     Whereas, after moving his family to Vermont, his distinguished and memorable tenure as the town of Springfield’s director of parks, recreation and leisure services commenced in 1974 and continued until his retirement in 2001, and

     Whereas, under his able leadership, Springfield’s recreational programs, which he defended passionately, became a model for other Vermont communities, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin’s interest in youth programs led him to serve as a 4-H leader and as president of the Vermont Basketball Officials Association, and

     Whereas, his community leadership took many other forms, including his service as president of the Three River Valley Business-Education Partnership, the Windsor County Agricultural Fair, the Precision Valley Development Corporation, and the Vermont Beef Producers Association, which elected him to serve as its leader, based on his broad experience as a cattle judge, and

     Whereas, Clint Martin volunteered his auctioneering talents on behalf of charitable organizations, and he was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Springfield, and

     Whereas, starting in November 2002, the citizens of Springfield demonstrated great discernment when they elected Clint Martin to represent them in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he exercised wise judgment and befriended colleagues of all political persuasions, and

     Whereas, after being diagnosed in 2006 with cancer, Representative Martin fought bravely and anticipated returning to Montpelier in January 2007 to begin his third term in the House, and

     Whereas, the citizens of Springfield and the members of the General Assembly were among those saddened to learn of Representative Martin’s death on December 17, and

     Whereas, the thoughts of the General Assembly are with Representative Martin’s wife Cynthia, their children, Mark, Daniel, David, and Jessica, their six grandchildren, and other family members, now therefore be it

     Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

     That the General Assembly expresses its profound condolences to the family of Representative Clinton Martin of Springfield, and be it further

     Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Cynthia Martin in Springfield.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont