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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  wish  to  congratulate  David S. Anderson of
 4    Normal, Illinois, on his retirement; and
 5        WHEREAS, In 1961 David S. Anderson began his thirty-seven
 6    year  career  in  local  government  when  he  was  appointed
 7    Assistant Recreation Superintendent in Iowa  City,  Iowa;  in
 8    1965  he became Parks and Recreation Director for the Town of
 9    Normal,   Illinois;   Mr.   Anderson   was   appointed   City
10    Administrator for Normal in September of 1969;  in  April  of
11    1970   he   became  Normal's  first  City  Manager  when  the
12    Council-Manager form of government was adopted; Mr.  Anderson
13    has held that position for twenty-eight years; and
14        WHEREAS,  Beginning  in July of 1975, Mr. Anderson served
15    as "Metro-Manager" for both Bloomington and Normal;  for  the
16    next  eighteen  months Mr. Anderson acted as City Manager for
17    both towns in the experimental program; and
18        WHEREAS, During his time with  the  Town  of  Normal  Mr.
19    Anderson  has  served  under  five mayors and twenty-two city
20    council members; he has attended an estimated  seven  hundred
21    city  council  meetings,  six  hundred and fifty planning and
22    zoning board meetings, and four thousand staff meetings; and
23        WHEREAS, Mr. Anderson has actively participated  in  both
24    the  International City/Council Management Association (ICMA)
25    and the Illinois  City/Council  Management  Association;  Mr.
26    Anderson  was  recognized  by  ICMA  in  1989  with a Program
27    Excellence Award for Intergovernmental Relations; and
28        WHEREAS, Mr.  Anderson  has  been  at  the  forefront  of
29    noteworthy  projects in the community including: the creation
30    of the Enterprise Zone and the move  into  the  community  by
31    Mitsubishi  Motor  Manufacturing  plant,  the  annexation and
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 1    development of Ironwood  Subdivision  and  golf  course,  the
 2    joint  development  of  Maxwell  Park,  and a one hundred and
 3    twenty-five acre school and park  site  with  Unit  5  school
 4    district; and
 5        WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  years with the Town of Normal,
 6    David S. Anderson has maintained a positive relationship with
 7    the people of the community, business leaders, Illinois State
 8    University, and elected officials to help make Normal a great
 9    community and part of the State of Illinois; therefore, be it
12    congratulate David S. Anderson  on  his  retirement,  and  we
13    commend  him  on  his hard work and dedication to the Town of
14    Normal; and be it further
15        RESOLVED, That a suitable  copy  of  this  resolution  be
16    presented  to  David  S.  Anderson,  along  with  our sincere
17    regards.

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