(By Senators Tomblin, Mr. President, Anderson, Bailey, Blatnik,

Boley, Bowman, Buckalew, Chafin, Craigo, Deem, Dittmar, Dugan,

Grubb, Helmick, Jackson, Kimble, Love, Macnaughtan, Manchin,

Miller, Minear, Oliverio, Plymale, Ross, Schoonover, Scott,

Sharpe, Wagner, Walker, White, Whitlow,

Wiedebusch, Wooton and Yoder)

Recognizing the dedicated public service of Billie Ann Auer, chief desk clerk of the Senate and distinguished West Virginian.

Whereas, Billie Ann Auer was born August 14, 1939, in Charleston, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Benjamin Felton and Margaret (Roberts) Coleman; and
Whereas, Billie Ann Auer began her service to the Senate of West Virginia in January, 1973, as administrative assistant to former Senate President William T. Brotherton, Jr.; and
Whereas, In July, 1979, Billie Ann Auer joined the staff of the Clerk of the Senate as journal and bill clerk. Her knowledge and expertise in the legislative process quickly advanced her to associate journal editor status and, in 1986, she was appointed as chief desk clerk; and
Whereas, Billie Ann Auer is married to her beloved husband, J.C. Auer. She is the mother of one daughter, Kacie (Mullins) Gillam and the proud grandmother of one granddaughter, Meghan Lynn Gillam; and
Whereas, Billie Ann Auer has decided to retire from public service on April 30, 1996, bringing to an end her twenty-three years of dedicated service to the Senate; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby extends its heartfelt appreciation to Billie Ann Auer for her many years of dedicated service to the West Virginia Senate. Her commitment to the Senate, together with her knowledge and expertise of the legislative process has, over her twenty-three years of dedicated service, been an inspiration to those who have known and worked with her; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Billie Ann Auer.