Monday, January 26, 2015

DEP Citizens Advisory Council Honors Member Janet Keim

The DEP Citizens Advisory Council adopted a resolution honoring Janet Keim who served for eight years on the Council.  Here is the text of the resolution—
WHEREAS,  Janet Keim served with distinction as a member of the Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from her initial appointment by John M. Perzel, Speaker of the House of Representatives, on August 22, 2006, until October 31, 2014; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim supported Council in a number of important and strategic roles, including her active participation on Council’s Administrative Oversight Committee and Water Committee; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim’s experience as a local government official provided invaluable insight which informed Council’s understanding of key environmental concerns facing the Commonwealth’s municipalities; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim’s leadership in advocating for the protection and preservation of the Commonwealth’s water resources, particularly the Little Lehigh Creek Watershed in Lehigh County, was instrumental in influencing Council’s priorities and strategic objectives; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim’s dedication to conservation, civic participation, and environmental stewardship serve as an example of public engagement and community service and enhanced Council’s ability to identify and address key environmental concerns and challenges facing Pennsylvania; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim represents the highest ideals of volunteerism and displays      
leadership, professionalism, commitment, integrity and dedication; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Keim’s commitment and dedication, which were demonstrated by her active participation at full Council and committee and regional meetings, strengthened Council’s capacity to meet its mission, which includes ensuring that all people of the Commonwealth enjoy the benefits included in Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.  
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Citizens Advisory Council to
the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection expresses its sincere appreciation to Janet Keim for her dedication, commitment and contribution of time and energy to ensure a better environment for all Pennsylvanians.

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