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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 493
Celebrating the life of Judith Stewart Dresser.

Agreed to by the Senate, February 20, 2003
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 21, 2003

WHEREAS, Judith Stewart Dresser of Williamsburg, an avid community supporter who was extremely active and adept in civic and political affairs, died January 28, 2003; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser was a native of Worchester, Massachusetts, and after graduating from Green Mountain College, she worked at the National Security Council assigned to the White House; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser participated in numerous political campaigns and was very involved in the political process as a member of the James City County Democratic Committee; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser was an active member of the Williamsburg area League of Women Voters; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser was the invaluable and longtime legislative aide to former Delegate George W. Grayson; and

WHEREAS, very active in her neighborhood, Judy Dresser served as board member and president of the Windsor Forest Association, as secretary-treasurer of the Riverwood Community Association; and in 1998, she became the first citizen chair for the Neighborhoods Conference of Greater Williamsburg; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser served on the boards of directors of the Housing Partnerships, the Williamsburg Land Conservancy, and was a member of the Council of the Historic Route 5 Association; and

WHEREAS, an enthusiastic supporter of young people, Judy Dresser served as vice chair of the Charles City County Citizen's Youth Advisory Board and was a member of the Capital Campaign Committee for Child Development Resources; and

WHEREAS, committed to the now completed Hospice House, Judy Dresser was an executive committee member, as well as chaired the community relations division that was instrumental to the successful capital building campaign; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser was committed to the protection of the James River and served on the executive committee of the James River Association, as well as chaired its education and outreach committee to increase awareness and stewardship of the James River; and

WHEREAS, always willing to share her knowledge and expertise, Judy Dresser was a founding member of the steering committee for the Williamsburg WomeNetworking organization; and

WHEREAS, a benevolent and passionate community advocate, Judy Dresser was committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of greater Williamsburg and the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, Judy Dresser will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by her family, her associates, her countless friends and admirers, and residents of the Williamsburg area; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly mourn the passing of a compassionate and outstanding Virginian, Judith Stewart Dresser; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Judith Stewart Dresser as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for her memory.


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