HJ35: Commending Davis Grant.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35
Commending Davis Grant.

 

Agreed to by the House, January 17, 2022
Agreed to by the Senate, January 20, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Davis Grant, the longtime general manager of the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District, has made numerous contributions to his fellow residents of the Lake Barcroft area in Falls Church over the course of his 23-year career; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant joined the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District as a junior technician in 1998 and was promoted several times before becoming general manager in 2004; and

WHEREAS, as general manager of the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District, Davis Grant oversees a staff of seven individuals dedicated to maintaining the Lake Barcroft Dam and preserving the local watershed; and

WHEREAS, under Davis Grant’s leadership, the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District has become a model for other community-based watershed agencies and provided technical and financial expertise to other entities throughout the Commonwealth, the United States, and the world; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as general manager, Davis Grant enacted erosion control programs in the stream valleys that feed into Lake Barcroft and oversaw the design and development of a highly efficient dredging program that has saved the community thousands of dollars by preserving lake depth; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant led the design and construction phases of two major projects to restore and enhance the Lake Barcroft Dam, including the restoration of the dam’s concrete facing and hydraulic cylinders, both of which were completed with a perfect safety record; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant developed an automated system to monitor the dam’s condition and operational functionality at all times and ensure that community members and local first responders have timely and accurate information about the dam during extreme weather events; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant leads by example and personally monitors the Lake Barcroft Dam’s automated systems during flood watches or warnings; his dedication and hard work have helped keep the community safe and ensured that Lake Barcroft remains healthy and accessible to residents; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Davis Grant for more than two decades of outstanding service to the Lake Barcroft community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Davis Grant as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his achievements in community management and environmental conservation.


HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 35
Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 11, 2022
Commending Davis Grant.
Patrons-- Kory; Senator: Saslaw

WHEREAS, Davis Grant, the longtime general manager of the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District, has made numerous contributions to his fellow residents of the Lake Barcroft area in Falls Church over the course of his 23-year career; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant joined the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District as a junior technician in 1998 and was promoted several times before becoming general manager in 2004; and

WHEREAS, as general manager of the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District, Davis Grant oversees a staff of seven individuals dedicated to maintaining the Lake Barcroft Dam and preserving the local watershed; and

WHEREAS, under Davis Grant’s leadership, the Lake Barcroft Watershed Improvement District has become a model for other community-based watershed agencies and provided technical and financial expertise to other entities throughout the Commonwealth, the United States, and the world; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as general manager, Davis Grant enacted erosion control programs in the stream valleys that feed into Lake Barcroft and oversaw the design and development of a highly efficient dredging program that has saved the community thousands of dollars by preserving lake depth; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant led the design and construction phases of two major projects to restore and enhance the Lake Barcroft Dam, including the restoration of the dam’s concrete facing and hydraulic cylinders, both of which were completed with a perfect safety record; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant developed an automated system to monitor the dam’s condition and operational functionality at all times and ensure that community members and local first responders have timely and accurate information about the dam during extreme weather events; and

WHEREAS, Davis Grant leads by example and personally monitors the Lake Barcroft Dam’s automated systems during flood watches or warnings; his dedication and hard work have helped keep the community safe and ensured that Lake Barcroft remains healthy and accessible to residents; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Davis Grant for more than two decades of outstanding service to the Lake Barcroft community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Davis Grant as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for his achievements in community management and environmental conservation.