HJ108: Commending David L. Hagan.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 108
Commending David L. Hagan.

 

Agreed to by the House, January 24, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, January 27, 2022

 

WHEREAS, David L. Hagan, vice president of Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg, has served the residents of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Area for nearly four decades; and

WHEREAS, a native of Wytheville, David Hagan attended Thomas Nelson Community College and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force before beginning his career as an automobile dealer with Elliot Buick and Statum Chevrolet in Salem; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan joined Shelor Motor Mile in 1982 and has worked with president Larry J. Shelor to help the business become the leading multi-franchise dealership in the region with more than $400 million in annual revenue; and

WHEREAS, under David Hagan and Larry Shelor’s leadership, Shelor Motor Mile grew from 125 employees to more than 500 across multiple locations and has earned national accolades for outstanding business performance, customer satisfaction, and innovation in training and development; and

WHEREAS, outside of the automotive industry, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have served the community as the owners of a real estate development firm that completed several townhome neighborhoods, a subdivision of single-family dwellings, and other individual residential properties; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have been champions for Minor League Baseball and conducted a $10 million renovation of Historic Calfee in Pulaski, which is now home to the Pulaski River Turtles of the Appalachian League; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan has led efforts to revitalize downtown Pulaski, and in 2021, Shelor Motor Mile became the primary sponsor of Calfee Community and Cultural Center, which preserves the legacy of the historic Calfee Training School; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have sponsored countless programs through trade associations, educational institutions, and community groups; they established Growing the Future, which has awarded millions of dollars to local schools in six counties, supporting scholarships, extracurricular activities, field trips, and competitions; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, David Hagan created a scholarship fund at New River Community College in honor of his late son, Kyle; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan has served his community with the utmost dedication and enhanced the quality of life for residents of Pulaski, Christiansburg, and the entire region; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend David L. Hagan for his contributions to the residents of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Area as a business owner and a pillar of the community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to David L. Hagan as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his personal and professional achievements.

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 108

Offered January 17, 2022
Commending David L. Hagan.
Patron-- March

WHEREAS, David L. Hagan, vice president of Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg, has served the residents of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Area for nearly four decades; and

WHEREAS, a native of Wytheville, David Hagan attended Thomas Nelson Community College and served his country as a member of the United States Air Force before beginning his career as an automobile dealer with Elliot Buick and Statum Chevrolet in Salem; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan joined Shelor Motor Mile in 1982 and has worked with president Larry J. Shelor to help the business become the leading multi-franchise dealership in the region with more than $400 million in annual revenue; and

WHEREAS, under David Hagan and Larry Shelor’s leadership, Shelor Motor Mile grew from 125 employees to more than 500 across multiple locations and has earned national accolades for outstanding business performance, customer satisfaction, and innovation in training and development; and

WHEREAS, outside of the automotive industry, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have served the community as the owners of a real estate development firm that completed several townhome neighborhoods, a subdivision of single-family dwellings, and other individual residential properties; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have also been champions for Minor League Baseball and conducted a $10 million renovation of Historic Calfee in Pulaski, which is now home to the Pulaski River Turtles of the Appalachian League; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan has led efforts to revitalize downtown Pulaski, and in 2021, Shelor Motor Mile became the primary sponsor of Calfee Community and Cultural Center, which preserves the legacy of the historic Calfee Training School; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan and Larry Shelor have sponsored countless programs through trade associations, educational institutions, and community groups; they established Growing the Future, which has awarded millions of dollars to local schools in six counties, supporting scholarships, extracurricular activities, field trips, and competitions; and

WHEREAS, in 2017, David Hagan also created a scholarship fund at New River Community College in honor of his late son, Kyle; and

WHEREAS, David Hagan has served his community with the utmost dedication and enhanced the quality of life for residents of Pulaski, Christiansburg, and the entire region; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend David L. Hagan for his contributions to the residents of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg Metropolitan Area as a business owner and a pillar of the community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to David L. Hagan as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his personal and professional achievements.