SR516: Commending Lloyd J. 'Bud' Vye.


SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 516
Commending Lloyd J. "Bud" Vye.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, August 19, 2020

 

WHEREAS, Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye was born during the depths of the Great Depression, living in California while his father worked as director of education for the Civil Conservation Corps; and

WHEREAS, after his father was killed in a railroad accident, Bud Vye moved east, completed high school, and then attended Springfield College, where he played basketball and was named All New England at the institution where the game was invented; he subsequently earned a master’s degree at New York University; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye served in the United States Army as an artillery officer at Fort Riley, Kansas, also making the All 5th Army basketball team; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye worked for 14 years with the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, rising to the level of deputy commissioner and manager of Veterans Stadium, then the home of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles; and

WHEREAS, after leaving that job, Bud Vye became vice president of a retail chain that was later was acquired by Best Products, bringing him to Richmond as maintenance manager for the company; it was there that his boss introduced him to bicycling while he was in his fifties; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye became very active in bicycling, serving as advocacy director for the Richmond Area Bicycling Association and advocacy director for the Virginia Bicycling Federation; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was recognized by the Alliance for Biking & Walking as the National Advocate of the Year for 2009 and received a Governor’s Transportation Safety Award in 2015 for his lifetime achievements; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was also a member of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission for nearly 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was heavily involved in the effort to plan and construct the Virginia Capital Trail, and he was a passionate advocate for bicyclist and pedestrian safety legislation for almost three decades; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye hereby be commended for his many years of exemplary service to the citizens of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s admiration for his extraordinary dedication to increasing the health, safety, and recreational benefit of citizens who walk and bicycle in the Commonwealth.

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 516

Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 18, 2020
Commending Lloyd J. "Bud" Vye.
Patron-- Surovell

WHEREAS, Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye was born during the depths of the Great Depression, living in California while his father worked as director of education for the Civil Conservation Corps; and

WHEREAS, after his father was killed in a railroad accident, Bud Vye moved east, completed high school, and then attended Springfield College, where he played basketball and was named All New England at the institution where the game was invented; he subsequently earned a master’s degree at New York University; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye served in the United States Army as an artillery officer at Fort Riley, Kansas, also making the All 5th Army basketball team; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye worked for 14 years with the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, rising to the level of deputy commissioner and manager of Veterans Stadium, then the home of the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Eagles; and

WHEREAS, after leaving that job, Bud Vye became vice president of a retail chain that was later was acquired by Best Products, bringing him to Richmond as maintenance manager for the company; it was there that his boss introduced him to bicycling while he was in his fifties; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye became very active in bicycling, serving as advocacy director for the Richmond Area Bicycling Association and advocacy director for the Virginia Bicycling Federation; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was recognized by the Alliance for Biking & Walking as the National Advocate of the Year for 2009 and received a Governor’s Transportation Safety Award in 2015 for his lifetime achievements; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was also a member of the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee of the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission for nearly 30 years; and

WHEREAS, Bud Vye was heavily involved in the effort to plan and construct the Virginia Capital Trail, and he was a passionate advocate for bicyclist and pedestrian safety legislation for almost three decades; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye hereby be commended for his many years of exemplary service to the citizens of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Lloyd J. “Bud” Vye as an expression of the Senate of Virginia’s admiration for his extraordinary dedication to increasing the health, safety, and recreational benefit of citizens who walk and bicycle in the Commonwealth.