The following will be read on the floor of the House on Friday, May 14, when the session begins at 9:30 a.m.

By Senators Lyons and Ram, Representatives Yantachka of Charlotte, Lippert of Hinesburg and Webb of Shelburne,

Senate concurrent resolution honoring former Vermont Natural Resources Board Vice Chair Martha Illick and her husband, Terrence Dinnan, of Charlotte.

Whereas, Marty Illick’s dedication to defending Vermont’s environment was demonstrated through her service on the Charlotte Planning Commission and as Vice Chair of the Vermont Natural Resources Board, and

Whereas, as Executive Director of the Lewis Creek Association, she passionately advocated for the waterway’s integrity, including collaborating with the Nature Conservancy, the Charlotte Land Trust, and other conservation organizations to preserve 123 acres of forest and farmland along Pease Brook, a tributary of Lewis Creek, and

Whereas, she assisted in the establishment of the Ahead of the Storm system that improves resiliency for handling local stormwater runoff, and

Whereas, Marty Illick’s husband, Terry Dinnan, enthusiastically supported his wife’s environmental efforts, and on his own accord was instrumental in the establishment of the Essex Quarry Nature Park in New York State, and

Whereas, tragically, Marty Illick and Terry Dinnan died in a boating accident on Marty’s beloved Lewis Creek, and their survivors include a daughter and grandson, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the General Assembly honors former Natural Resources Board Vice Chair Martha Illick of Charlotte and her husband, Terrence Dinnan, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the family of Marty Illick and Terry Dinnan and to the Lewis Creek Association.