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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R. 224

House concurrent resolution congratulating Colchester town clerk and treasurer Karen Richard on being named the 2007 Vermont Town Clerk of the Year

Offered by:  Representatives Condon of Colchester, Brennan of Colchester, Spengler of Colchester and Zenie of Colchester

Offered by:  Senator Mazza

Whereas, Karen Richard has served the town of Colchester for a decade as town clerk and treasurer, and

Whereas, in that time, she has constantly devoted herself with intelligence and limitless energy to the many facets involved in the operation of a first-class town clerk’s office, and

Whereas, she has successfully demonstrated to anyone on the fence the need for new town office space, and

Whereas, Karen Richard exudes friendliness and competence when dealing with members of the Colchester community on issues including land record searches, passport applications, and property tax payments, and

Whereas, she has brought her talents to the state house on a regular basis over the past few years, and has been a great source of information and insight for all members of the legislature, and

Whereas, Karen Richard has successfully represented the interests of the Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association while in Montpelier on issues ranging from election procedure to citizen privacy issues, and

Whereas, last September, the Vermont Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Association recognized Karen Richard’s talents and achievements when it named her the 2007 Vermont Town Clerk of the Year, and

Whereas, the town of Colchester is very fortunate to have a person of Karen Richard’s caliber as its town clerk and treasurer, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly honors and extends its sincere congratulations to Karen Richard on being named the 2007 Vermont Town Clerk of the Year, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Colchester town clerk Karen Richard and to the Colchester selectboard.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont