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Introduced Version Senate Resolution 56 History

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SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 56

(By Senator Chafin)


Recognizing Virginia L. Branham-Lewis for her commitment and dedication to public service.

Whereas, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis has been an honorable, diligent and loyal public servant since 1978 when she was hired by the Mingo County Commission as a secretary/clerk for the Housing Authority of Mingo County; and
Whereas, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis became executive director of the Housing Authority of Mingo County in 1981 and has expanded the authority to provide rental assistance to over 1,400 families in a five-county region; and
Whereas, Under the guidance of Virginia L. Branham-Lewis, the Housing Authority of Mingo County tenaciously pursued funds to purchase a 35-unit public housing complex and gut and remodel a 10,000 square foot building which has become the administrative offices of the authority; and
Whereas, Since 2001, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis has coordinated efforts between various agencies to provide loans to qualified borrowers totaling $13,360,702, making the American dream of home ownership a reality for many individuals and families; and Whereas, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis has been instrumental in securing more than $25 million in water projects for Mingo County and bringing public transportation to the area through Tri-Rivers Transit; and
Whereas, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis has served as Vice President of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority, Vice President/Treasurer of the West Virginia Association of Housing Agencies and Secretary of the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund; and
Whereas, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis has been a role model to her colleagues and the people she serves and her high degree of professional integrity exemplifies the public's expectations for the conduct of a public servant; and
Whereas, After 31 years of public service, Virginia L. Branham-Lewis will enjoy the fruits of her labor through well- deserved retirement; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby recognizes Virginia L. Branham-Lewis for her commitment and dedication to public service; and, be it
Further Resolved, The Senate extends its sincere appreciation to Virginia L. Branham-Lewis for her exemplary service and expresses its best wishes to her on the occasion of her retirement and for any future endeavors she may choose to undertake; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Virginia L. Branham-Lewis.
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