HJ342: Commending Laurie A. DiRocco.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 342

Offered February 26, 2020
Commending Laurie DiRocco.
Patron-- Keam

WHEREAS, Laurie DiRocco, a tireless public servant and cherished member of the Vienna community, will retire from her post as town mayor on June 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, before beginning her career of public service, Laurie DiRocco was an adjunct professor at George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University; and

WHEREAS, prior to becoming mayor in 2014, Laurie DiRocco was a member of the Vienna Town Council from 2009 to 2014, having previously served as chair of the Town of Vienna Planning Commission and as vice chair of the Transportation Safety Committee; since 2016, she has also chaired the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and served on the executive committee of the Virginia Municipal League; and

WHEREAS, giving generously of her time and talents to support her community, Laurie DiRocco is a member of many local organizations, including the Rotary Club of Vienna, the Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board, and various school and parent-teacher associations; and

WHEREAS, throughout her tenure as mayor, Laurie DiRocco has sought to protect the Town of Vienna’s residential neighborhoods while bolstering its commercial areas, supporting both the town’s growth and viability and its small-town charm; and

WHEREAS, major accomplishments during her terms as mayor include repaved roads, new sidewalks, upgraded water and sewer lines, improved facilities, and other infrastructural enhancements that will serve the residents of the Town of Vienna for years to come; and

WHEREAS, the successful completion of the Vienna Community Center renovation along with the renewal of the town’s AAA bond rating convey the breadth of Laurie DiRocco’s achievements as mayor of the Town of Vienna, whereby public art commissions, recreational activities, and other community services went hand in hand with fiscal responsibility and the effective and efficient use of taxpayers’ dollars; and

WHEREAS, Laurie DiRocco has worked tirelessly on behalf of the Town of Vienna and its residents for 17 years, positively impacting countless lives as a civic leader, volunteer, and friend; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Laurie DiRocco, mayor of the Town of Vienna, for her years of service on behalf of the Town of Vienna; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Laurie DiRocco as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for her efforts and best wishes for the future.