HR116: Commending Wendell L. Coleman.


Offered February 24, 2020
Commending Wendell L. Coleman.
Patron-- Runion (By Request)

WHEREAS, Wendell L. Coleman served Augusta County admirably for 12 years as Wayne Magisterial District Supervisor of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, elected to the board in 2004, 2008, and 2016, Wendell Coleman served as chairman in 2006 and with the county’s Parks & Recreation Commission, the Recycling Committee, and the Audit Committee, helping the county navigate several major economic development projects in recent years; and

WHEREAS, for over a half-century, Wendell Coleman has worked for the Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center, providing vocational rehabilitation to countless Virginians with disabilities; since retiring from his full-time position with the center, he continues to work part time while serving on the Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center Foundation Board of Directors; and

WHEREAS, also serving as a member of the board of directors for Vector Industries, a nonprofit organization specializing in industrial and manufacturing labor support performed by persons with disabilities, Wendell Coleman has extended his long-standing commitment to improving the lives of others; and

WHEREAS, dedicated to serving the community, Wendell Coleman has been actively engaged in many local civic endeavors as the president of the Preston L. Yancey Fire Company from 2013 to 2015, a longtime coach for local Little League baseball and high school football teams, and a member of the Fishersville Ruritan Club and Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church; and

WHEREAS, Wendell Coleman has greatly impacted the Shenandoah Valley region through his involvement with the Community Action Partnership of Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro and the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization, facilitating initiatives that will improve the lives of many; and

WHEREAS, innumerable citizens of Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro have benefited from Wendell Coleman’s tireless efforts and dedication; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Wendell L. Coleman hereby be commended for his years of service as Wayne Magisterial District Supervisor of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Wendell L. Coleman as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his contributions to Augusta County and the Commonwealth.