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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  51

House concurrent resolution honoring former Representative and retiring Sergeant-at-Arms Kermit Spaulding of Stowe for his outstanding public service on behalf of all Vermonters

Offered by:  Representatives Brooks of Montpelier, Scheuermann of Stowe, Adams of Hartland, Baker of West Rutland, Flory of Pittsford, Head of S. Burlington, Howrigan of Fairfield, Kitzmiller of Montpelier, Komline of Dorset, Moran of Wardsboro, Nease of Johnson, Partridge of Windham, Trombley of Grand Isle, Valliere of Barre City and Wright of Burlington

Whereas, the office of sergeant-at-arms is responsible for the maintenance of order, the scheduling of events, and supervising other matters pertaining to the smooth functioning of daily life within the state house, and

Whereas, the most recent occupant of this important post has been the former member from Stowe, Kermit Spaulding, and

Whereas, a native of Morrisville, Kermit Spaulding attended the Vermont School of Agriculture, the predecessor of Vermont Technical College, and in 2001, was honored as the college’s alumnus of the year, and

Whereas, he is a United States Army veteran and rose to the rank of 1st lieutenant, and

Whereas, Kermit Spaulding became a vice president at an area bank during his exemplary career in the banking industry, and

Whereas, over the decades, Kermit Spaulding was engaged in many civic roles, including service as a member of the Stowe board of civil authority and as a guardian ad-litem for the Lamoille County court system, and

Whereas, in recognition of the countless hours and ways that he has volunteered his time, Kermit Spaulding has been the recipient of numerous honors, including designation as a Stowe town hero and selection as a member of the Lamoille County Hall of Fame, and

Whereas, the esteem that the residents of Stowe and Morrisville hold for Kermit Spaulding was instrumental to his election to the house of representatives in 1992, 1994, and 1996, where he represented his district effectively and lent his banking expertise to the deliberations of the committee on commerce, and

Whereas, in February 1997, Kermit Spaulding’s fellow Vermont state legislators elected him to the office of sergeant-at-arms, and his outstanding performance in this capacity is best reflected in his reelection to this position each successive biennium, and

Whereas, Kermit Spaulding has decided to retire in order that he can enjoy more time with his wife, Hazel, three daughters, and eight grandchildren, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors former Representative and retiring Sergeant-at-Arms Kermit Spaulding of Stowe for his outstanding public service on behalf of all Vermonters, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Kermit Spaulding.



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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont