HR117: Commending Judith Wyatt.


Offered February 24, 2020
Commending Judith Wyatt.
Patron-- Runion (By Request)

WHEREAS, Judith Wyatt of Verona, a former educator who served the Commonwealth for 18 years as legislative director to a member of the House of Delegates, retired on April 1, 2019; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of the University of Richmond and Mary Baldwin College, Judith “Judy” Wyatt began her career in state government as a member of the Virginia Employment Commission; and

WHEREAS, Judy Wyatt subsequently worked as an educator for more than two decades, including five years as a long-term substitute teacher and 17 years as a full-time teacher; and

WHEREAS, during that time, Judy Wyatt helped numerous students in Staunton City Schools develop a strong foundation for lifelong learning and especially enjoyed teaching children to appreciate the joy of reading; and

WHEREAS, as president of the Staunton Education Association, Judy Wyatt advocated for local teachers and worked with government and school officials to address important matters and determine ways to better serve students; and

WHEREAS, in 2001, Judy Wyatt joined the office of the Honorable R. Steven Landes, and she ably served the residents of parts of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham Counties in the 25th District until January 2020; and

WHEREAS, as a legislative director, Judy Wyatt oversaw several staff members and monitored proposed legislation and relevant issues during sessions of the General Assembly and was committed to serving constituents throughout the year by maintaining good communication and helping members of the public stay engaged with government; and

WHEREAS, after her well-earned retirement, Judy Wyatt plans to spend more time with her beloved family, including her husband, Charles, who has also served the Commonwealth for many years as a law-enforcement officer; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Judith Wyatt hereby be commended for her service to the Commonwealth as a legislative director in the House of Delegates; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Judith Wyatt as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for her achievements in service to the residents of the 25th District.