HJ1009: Celebrating the life of Timothy Martin Wise.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1009
Celebrating the life of Timothy Martin Wise.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 19, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2019

 

WHEREAS, Timothy Martin Wise, a champion for fiscal responsibility and transparency in local government who made many contributions to the Arlington County community, died on October 5, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a native of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Timothy “Tim” Martin Wise graduated from Lakewood High School in Ohio and Baldwin Wallace University, then earned a master’s degree from DePaul University; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, working as a medical administrator at Aviano Air Base in Italy; after his honorable military service, he began a long career as a certified information systems auditor for the Internal Revenue Service; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise relocated to Arlington County in 1986 and quickly became involved in many community groups; he was a longtime member and president of the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) and was well-known as the editor of the organization’s newsletter and later a blogger on its website; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise represented ACTA before the Arlington County Civic Federation, where he was awarded its highest honor, the Journal Cup, in 1999; as a member of the Revenues and Expenditures Committee, he analyzed county budgets and suggested tax-saving measures, and as chair of the legislative committee, he helped draft recommendations for state legislation; and

WHEREAS, respected for his expertise, work ethic, and fair-mindedness, Tim Wise worked to build bipartisan consensus on issues related to government accountability and transparency; he became an institution in Arlington County civic affairs, bringing fresh perspectives to the county’s Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission and other committees over the years; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Timothy Martin Wise; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Timothy Martin Wise as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 1009

Offered February 17, 2019
Celebrating the life of Timothy Martin Wise.
Patrons-- Hope, Levine, Lopez and Sullivan; Senators: Ebbin and Howell

WHEREAS, Timothy Martin Wise, a champion for fiscal responsibility and transparency in local government who made many contributions to the Arlington County community, died on October 5, 2018; and

WHEREAS, a native of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, Timothy “Tim” Wise graduated from Lakewood High School in Ohio and Baldwin Wallace University, then earned a master’s degree from DePaul University; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise served his country as a member of the United States Air Force, working as a medical administrator at Aviano Air Base in Italy; after his honorable military service, he began a long career as a certified information systems auditor for the Internal Revenue Service; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise relocated to Arlington County in 1986 and quickly became involved in many community groups; he was a longtime member and president of the Arlington County Taxpayers Association (ACTA) and was well known as the editor of the organization’s newsletter and later a blogger on its website; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise represented ACTA before the Arlington County Civic Federation, where he was awarded its highest honor, the Journal Cup, in 1999; as a member of the Revenues and Expenditures Committee, he analyzed county budgets and suggested tax-saving measures, and as chair of the legislative committee, he helped draft recommendations for state legislation; and

WHEREAS, respected for his expertise, work ethic, and fair-mindedness, Tim Wise worked to build bipartisan consensus on issues related to government accountability and transparency; he became an institution in Arlington County civic affairs, bringing fresh perspectives to the county’s Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission and other committees over the years; and

WHEREAS, Tim Wise will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by numerous family members, friends, and colleagues; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Timothy Martin Wise; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Timothy Martin Wise as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.