HR232: Commending Samuel Buckley.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 232

Offered March 10, 2022
Commending Samuel Buckley.
Patron-- LaRock

WHEREAS, Samuel Buckley officially joined the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company on February 8, 1960, and has contributed thousands of hours of his time to the company; and

WHEREAS, Samuel “Sammy” Buckley was among the many who volunteered their time to build the Boyce Fire Station in 1960 and has maintained his status as an active volunteer to this day; and

WHEREAS, Sammy Buckley has been elected to the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Board of Directors every year since 1975 and held the office of president from 2007 to 2013 and the office of vice president from 2002 to 2007 and 2013 to 2021; and

WHEREAS, Sammy Buckley has been instrumental to both the operational and administrative sides of the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company by quietly and efficiently doing anything that needs to be done; and

WHEREAS, Sammy Buckley is currently the chair of the Building and Grounds Committee, overseeing all the buildings, repairs, upgrades, and general maintenance of the buildings at the fire station, often by simply doing the work himself; and

WHEREAS, Sammy Buckley has been previously recognized for his exemplary service as the recipient of the Chief’s Award in 1993, the President’s Award in 2003, and both Member of the Year and Firefighter of the Year honors in 2006; and

WHEREAS, Sammy Buckley is not a man who craves recognition, but instead, he humbly and habitually supports Boyce Volunteer Fire Company in any way necessary; and

WHEREAS, the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company leadership relies on Sammy Buckley’s many years of experience to provide valuable mentorship, guidance, and advice; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Samuel Buckley hereby be commended for his service and dedication to all citizens of Clarke County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Samuel Buckley as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his dedication to the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company and to all citizens of Clarke County.