Bill Text: VA HR805 | 2022 | 1st Special Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Commending John Cooley.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2022-09-07 - Agreed to by House by voice vote [HR805 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2022-HR805-Introduced.html
Offered September 7, 2022
Commending John Cooley.
Patron-- Tran

WHEREAS, John Cooley retired as president of the Civic Association of West Springfield Village after more than two decades of leadership and service to the community; and

WHEREAS, John Cooley previously served the nation as a member of the United States Army and joined the Civic Association of West Springfield Village to help make a difference in his community; and

WHEREAS, John Cooley began serving as president of the Civic Association of West Springfield Village in 2000 and touched the lives of countless residents through his active leadership and commitment to service; the neighborhood is located between Fairfax County Parkway and Old Keene Mill Road and offers convenient access to Washington, D.C., and several nearby parks and other amenities; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as civic association president, John Cooley represented West Springfield Village before local, state, and federal entities and enhanced communication with neighborhood residents by overseeing the maintenance of a community website and the publication of a weekly newsletter; and

WHEREAS, John Cooley helped organize regular meetings along with special events such as yard sales and community clean-up days; he coordinated a neighborhood watch program to deter crime and keep local residents safe and ensured the neighborhood's finances were in order through his prudent fiscal leadership; and

WHEREAS, among his many accomplishments on behalf of the community, John Cooley played an active role in ensuring community awareness and input into projects to widen Rolling Road, including advocating for upgraded traffic signals and the creation of shared-use lanes for bicyclists and pedestrians; and

WHEREAS, John Cooley also went above and beyond to help neighbors in need with everyday tasks such as caring for lawns, removing downed trees, or driving to the local dump; and

WHEREAS, after 22 years of service to West Springfield Village, John Cooley and his wife relocated to Colorado; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That John Cooley hereby be commended on the occasion of his retirement as president of the Civic Association of West Springfield Village; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to John Cooley as an expression of the House of Delegates' admiration for his legacy of service to his fellow residents of West Springfield Village and best wishes on his well-earned retirement.