HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 22
(By Delegates Ferns, Barill, Barrett, Boggs, Campbell, Caputo, Diserio, Eldridge, Ferro, Frich, Hartman, Hunt, Jones, Lawrence, Longstreth, Lynch, Manypenny, Marcum, Marshall, Miley, Moore, Morgan, Perry, Pethtel, R. Phillips, Pino, Reynolds, Skinner, Sobonya, Sponaugle, Staggers, Stowers, Swartzmiller, Westfall and White)
[Introduced March 14, 2013]
Designating Thursday, March 14, 2013, as “Generation West Virginia Day”.
WHEREAS, Generation West Virginia is the statewide movement committed to cultivating and engaging young talent, those 21 to 45; and
WHEREAS, The future of West Virginia relies heavily on the retention, recruitment, and advancement of young talent to ensure that our intellectual capital base is strong for the future success of our state's economy, communities and intellectual infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, This collaborative and dynamic group of young talent within Generation West Virginia is creating an outstanding positive image within our state and on the national level by serving as a model for promoting young leaders and making our state a destination for young talent; and
WHEREAS, Generation West Virginia is an innovative, results oriented, and dedicated organization that represents young talent from all walks of life, careers, communities who are committed to a positive and strong present and future for our great state; and
Whereas, Those 21 to 45 years of age in West Virginia include more than 600,000 of our state's population and represent our state's future base of workers, dreamers, innovators, educators, entrepreneurs, leaders and most importantly our hope for a successful future; and
WHEREAS, These young leaders are not just the future of our state, but the rising leaders of today who are making it possible for West Virginia to compete successfully with the world; and
WHEREAS, By working to make our state attractive for young talent, steps are being taken to encourage a “brain gain” for West Virginia that will build a strong future for our state to become a global leader; and
WHEREAS, The House recognizes the importance of this growing movement and will listen and collaborate with its leadership and regional organizations to develop positive solutions and opportunities to create an abundance of prosperity in our state; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the House of Delegates hereby designates Thursday, March 14, 2013, as “Generation West Virginia Day” and encourages all citizens to join the House of Delegates in this observance; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a copy of this resolution to the representatives of Generation West Virginia.