SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 35
(By Senators Palumbo, D. Hall, Jenkins, Stollings, Unger, Kessler (Mr. President), Yost, Snyder, Plymale, Wells, McCabe, Williams and Fitzsimmons)
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 for West Virginia citizens between the ages of twenty-one to forty-five; 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 and communities, all of whom are committed to a positive and strong present and future for our great state; and
Whereas, Those twenty-one to forty-five 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 Senate recognizes the importance of this growing movement and will listen to 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 Senate:
That the Senate hereby designates Thursday, March 14, 2013, as Generation West Virginia Day; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the representatives of Generation West Virginia.