HJ455: Commending Raymond Lee Richards.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 455
Commending Raymond Lee Richards.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 5, 2014
Agreed to by the Senate, March 7, 2014

 

WHEREAS, Raymond Lee Richards, a dedicated public servant and the longtime Commissioner of Revenue in the City of Charlottesville, retired from public office in 2013; and

WHEREAS, a native of Charlottesville, Lee Richards served his country in the United States Marine Corps; he began a long and successful career as a public servant with the Charlottesville Treasurer’s Office in 1974 as an account clerk; and

WHEREAS, building a reputation as a helpful and well-rounded professional, Lee Richards was appointed in 1979 as city license inspector and auditor of business and professional licenses; and

WHEREAS, from 1979 to 1994, Lee Richards held a variety of positions within the office of the Commissioner of Revenue, including administrative specialist and inspector; and

WHEREAS, elected as the Commissioner of Revenue in 1994, Lee Richards ably served the people of Charlottesville and used innovative practices to increase efficiency; under his leadership, the office began helping citizens prepare and file state tax returns free of charge; and

WHEREAS, deeply committed to the well-being of his fellow Charlottesville residents, Lee Richards went above and beyond in service to the community; he visited senior citizens to help them fill out paperwork for the real estate tax relief program and worked with small businesses to help them succeed; and

WHEREAS, Lee Richards leaves a legacy of excellence to future commissioners of revenue and other public servants throughout the Commonwealth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Raymond Lee Richards, a respected public servant and the former Commissioner of Revenue for the City of Charlottesville, on the occasion of his retirement from public office; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Raymond Lee Richards as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his outstanding service to the community and the Commonwealth.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 455

Offered March 3, 2014
Commending Lee Richards.
Patrons-- Toscano; Senator: Deeds

WHEREAS, Lee Richards, a dedicated public servant and the longtime commissioner of revenue in the City of Charlottesville, retired from public office in 2013; and

WHEREAS, a native of Charlottesville, Lee Richards served his country with the United States Marine Corps; he began a long and successful career as a public servant with the Charlottesville Treasurer’s Office in 1974 as an account clerk; and

WHEREAS, building a reputation as a helpful and well-rounded professional, Lee Richards was appointed in 1979 as city license inspector and auditor of business and professional licenses; and

WHEREAS, from 1979 to 1994, Lee Richards held a variety of positions within the office of the commissioner of revenue, including administrative specialist and inspector; and

WHEREAS, elected as the commissioner of revenue in 1994, Lee Richards ably served the people of Charlottesville and used innovative practices to increase efficiency; under his leadership, the office began helping citizens prepare and file state tax returns free of charge; and

WHEREAS, deeply committed to the well-being of his fellow Charlottesville residents, Lee Richards went above and beyond in service to the community; he visited senior citizens to help them fill out paperwork for the real estate tax relief program and worked with small businesses to help them succeed; and

WHEREAS, Lee Richards leaves a legacy of excellence to future commissioners of revenue and other public servants throughout the Commonwealth; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Lee Richards, a respected public servant and the former commissioner of revenue for the City of Charlottesville, on the occasion of his retirement from public office; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Lee Richards as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his outstanding service to the community and the Commonwealth.