By Senators Gaspard and Winsley


         WHEREAS, Tacoma, Pierce County, and the state of Washington have been prematurely deprived of one of their most dedicated public servants with the death of Tacoma Mayor Jack Hyde; and


         WHEREAS, Mayor Hyde served the public since 1965 in education, as a volunteer, and as an elected official; and


         WHEREAS, Mayor Hyde inspired countless students in geology and oceanography careers as a teacher at Tacoma Community College; and


         WHEREAS, Mayor Hyde served his community and state in his work revitalizing Tacoma and cleaning up Commencement Bay; and


         WHEREAS, Mayor Hyde was a friend of working people throughout his public life and public service career; and


         WHEREAS, Mayor Hyde was only able to serve for two weeks as Mayor of Tacoma following his November election;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate express its sympathy and condolences to the family of Mayor Jack Hyde of Tacoma; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the members of the Washington State Senate hereby pay tribute to Hyde's legacy of public service and his contribution to the public good; and


         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate immediately transmit copies of this resolution to the members of Mayor Hyde's family.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8664,

adopted by the Senate January 21, 1994.





Secretary of the Senate