|HR 1415 - McClung, A. J.; commend|
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A RESOLUTION recognizing and commending Columbus Councilor and
Mayor Pro Tem A. J. McClung on the occasion of his retirement
from public service; and for other purposes.
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HR 1415 LC 8 3416
1- 1 Recognizing and commending Columbus Councilor and Mayor Pro
1- 2 Tem A.J. McClung on the occasion of his retirement from
1- 3 public service; and for other purposes.
1- 4 WHEREAS, the citizens, business interests, and community
1- 5 leaders of Columbus, Georgia, have benefited immeasurably
1- 6 from the distinguished career of Honorable A.J. McClung in
1- 7 city government; and
1- 8 WHEREAS, he has served with the utmost ability as a Columbus
1- 9 Councilor and as Mayor Pro Tem of Columbus for nearly 30
1-10 years, and his leadership, expertise, and integrity have
1-11 contributed immensely to the city's achievements and unity;
1-13 WHEREAS, he was instrumental in securing local support for
1-14 the consolidation of the city and county governments in
1-15 1970, and this progressive accomplishment enabled his city
1-16 to serve as a model for other local governments regarding
1-17 governmental modernization and reform; and
1-18 WHEREAS, many local leaders have credited A.J. McClung as
1-19 the person who played a pivotal role in quelling racial
1-20 unrest in the early 1970s and who was the bridge between
1-21 communities, interests, and generations on public matters;
1-23 WHEREAS, his reputation as a political leader who was
1-24 insightful, fair-minded, compassionate, and disciplined
1-25 enabled the city council to perform its complex
1-26 responsibilities in an open forum and in a deliberative
1-27 process; and
1-28 WHEREAS, in addition to his superb public service, A.J.
1-29 McClung has given generously of his time, talents, and
1-30 energy to individuals, organizations, and social causes, and
1-31 his commitment and spirit have influenced the lives of
1-32 countless people and inspire us to follow his example.
1-33 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
1-34 REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body recognize and
1-35 commend Mayor Pro Tem A.J. McClung for his exceptional
1-36 leadership as a member of the Columbus Council and convey to
2- 1 him their sincerest appreciation and best wishes as he
2- 2 retires from public service.
2- 3 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of
2- 4 Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an
2- 5 appropriate copy of this resolution to Honorable A.J.
2- 6 McClung.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98