Bill Text: VA SR4010 | 2019 | 1st Special Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Christopher Kelly Rapp.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2019-07-09 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR4010ER) [SR4010 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SR4010-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Christopher Kelly Rapp.


Agreed to by the Senate, July 9, 2019


WHEREAS, Christopher Kelly Rapp, an accomplished public works professional and a respected employee of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Works, died on May 31, 2019; and

WHEREAS, a graduate of Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Christopher "Chris" Rapp earned bachelor's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Old Dominion University and a master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; and

WHEREAS, Chris Rapp started his career at McKinney and Company in Ashland, then joined the Henrico County Department of Public Utilities; he went on to serve as the director of public works in Caroline County, Stafford County, and Powhatan County; and

WHEREAS, Chris Rapp returned to Hampton Roads and served as a stormwater management regulatory engineer for the Virginia Beach Department of Public Works for 11 months, earning the admiration of his coworkers for his vast professional expertise and unfailing kindness; and

WHEREAS, a talented musician, Chris Rapp played the bagpipes and was a member of several renowned pipe and drum bands, including Tidewater Pipes and Drums; and

WHEREAS, Chris Rapp will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his loving wife, Bessie; his parents, Michael and Patricia; and numerous other family members, friends, and fellow employees of the Virginia Beach Department of Public Works; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Senate of Virginia hereby note with great sadness the loss of Christopher Kelly Rapp, a dedicated civil servant who strengthened communities throughout the Commonwealth; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Christopher Kelly Rapp as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's respect for his memory.