HR84: Commending Robert Goff.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 84
Commending Robert Goff.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 7, 2022

 

WHEREAS, Robert Goff, the superintendent of the Operations Division of the Falls Church Department of Public Works, retired on July 1, 2021, after four decades of service to the community; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong resident of Falls Church, Robert Goff graduated from George Mason High School at the age of 17 and began working for the city shortly thereafter in 1981; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff initially worked in the maintenance and inspection of city water and sewer systems, and was subsequently promoted to senior utilities inspector; and

WHEREAS, in 1997, Robert Goff earned the Falls Church Employee of the Year award for his exceptional work and responsiveness in the operation of the city water system; the following year, he was promoted to water and sewer supervisor and ably managed a team of 28 employees; and

WHEREAS, in 2000, Robert Goff became the superintendent of the Operations Division of the Falls Church Department of Public Works; he served as director of operations from 2005 to 2011 before returning to the superintendent position after a reorganization of the department; and

WHEREAS, during that time, Robert Goff oversaw street maintenance, snow removal, leaf collection, operation of sanitary and storm sewers, and implementation of urban forestry programs, as well as managed the machine shop and other facilities; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff provided a calming presence and outstanding leadership during the response to multiple significant weather events over the course of his career, including hurricanes, tropical storms, wind storms, floods, and winter storms; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff volunteered his time and expertise to support countless holiday celebrations, neighborhood block parties, and other events throughout the city; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of Robert Goff’s legacy of achievements on behalf of the city, the Falls Church Property Yard was renamed in his honor in November 2021; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Robert Goff hereby be commended for his 40 years of service to the residents of Falls Church on the occasion of his retirement; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Robert Goff as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his service to the Falls Church community.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 84

Offered March 3, 2022
Commending Robert Goff.
Patron-- Simon

WHEREAS, Robert Goff, the superintendent of the Operations Division of the Falls Church Department of Public Works, retired on July 1, 2021, after four decades of service to the community; and

WHEREAS, a lifelong resident of Falls Church, Robert Goff graduated from George Mason High School at the age of 17 and began working for the city shortly thereafter in 1981; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff initially worked in the maintenance and inspection of city water and sewer systems, and was subsequently promoted to senior utilities inspector; and

WHEREAS, in 1997, Robert Goff earned the Falls Church Employee of the Year award for his exceptional work and responsiveness in the operation of the city water system; the following year, he was promoted to water and sewer supervisor and ably managed a team of 28 employees; and

WHEREAS, in 2000, Robert Goff became the superintendent of the Operations Division of the Falls Church Department of Public Works; he served as director of operations from 2005 to 2011 before returning to the superintendent position after a reorganization of the department; and

WHEREAS, during that time, Robert Goff oversaw street maintenance, snow removal, leaf collection, operation of sanitary and storm sewers, and implementation of urban forestry programs, as well as managed the machine shop and other facilities; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff provided a calming presence and outstanding leadership during the response to multiple significant weather events over the course of his career, including hurricanes, tropical storms, wind storms, floods, and winter storms; and

WHEREAS, Robert Goff also volunteered his time and expertise to support countless holiday celebrations, neighborhood block parties, and other events throughout the city; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of Robert Goff’s legacy of achievements on behalf of the city, the Falls Church Property Yard was renamed in his honor in November 2021; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Robert Goff hereby be commended for his 40 years of service to the resident of Falls Church on the occasion of his retirement; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Robert Goff as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his service to the Falls Church community.