Bill Text: VA HJR1026 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Eugene C. Wingfield.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-21 - Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1026ER) [HJR1026 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HJR1026-Enrolled.html

Commending Eugene C. Wingfield.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 19, 2019
Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2019

WHEREAS, Eugene C. Wingfield will retire as Clerk of the Lynchburg Circuit Court on December 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Eugene Wingfield, a Lynchburg native, began his career as a member of the Lynchburg Police Department, joining as police cadet in 1974 and rising to the rank of captain before retiring in 2006; and

WHEREAS, upon his retirement from the Lynchburg Police Department, where he worked for many years as an investigator, Eugene Wingfield joined the City of Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney's Office in a similar role until his election as Clerk of the Lynchburg Circuit Court in 2010; and

WHEREAS, during his time as Clerk of the Lynchburg Circuit Court, Eugene Wingfield brought positive change to the Office of the Clerk of the Court, adopting and implementing technology to improve efficiency and accuracy of records and access to records, digitizing records, preserving historical records, including documents and letters signed by Thomas Jefferson and Lynchburg founder John Lynch, and land, marriage, and other records dating back to 1805, and installing a new security system in the Lynchburg Courthouse to ensure the safety of employees and visitors; and

WHEREAS, over the course of his career, Eugene Wingfield has been honored with awards and commendations including Police Officer of the Year, the Lynchburg Police Department Meritorious Service Award, three Lynchburg Police Department Honorable Service awards, and many others; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his more than 45 years of service as a law-enforcement officer and Clerk of the Circuit Court, Eugene Wingfield has served his community as a member of the Exchange Club of Lynchburg, participating on committees for the Soldier's Healing Field Flag Memorial and the annual Pancake Jamboree and as an event coordinator for a World War II veterans' trip to Washington, D.C., as well as participating in projects through Lynchburg Day of Caring, including projects to benefit the Presbyterian Home and Habitat for Humanity; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Eugene C. Wingfield on the occasion of his retirement as Clerk of the Lynchburg Circuit Court; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Eugene C. Wingfield as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for his service to the Lynchburg community.