HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 97-4623, by Representatives Parlette, Mulliken, McDonald, Dunn, Zellinsky, Radcliff, B. Thomas, Sherstad, Hankins, Mielke, Johnson, Chandler, Mastin, Alexander, Hickel, Ogden, Honeyford, Skinner, Sehlin, Sump, Lisk, Clements, Carrell, L. Thomas and D. Schmidt


      WHEREAS, It is the policy of the Washington State Legislature to recognize and honor those individuals that have made significant contributions to the well-being of the citizens of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister, who was an active member of many agricultural industry organizations and served on the Government Affairs Council of the Association of Washington Business, as well as their Board of Directors, passed away on Monday, February 10, 1997; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister moved to Yakima in 1983 and established the public relations department for Tree Top, Inc.; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister was very active in the Yakima community, serving on the board of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra and on the board of New Vision; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister was the founder and chairman of the Yakima Excellence in Education Program, and was pleased when Yakima area teachers received recognition for their service and dedication to local students; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister was an active member of First Presbyterian Church; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister gave many hours of dedicated service to the citizens of the Yakima community, and will be greatly missed; and

      WHEREAS, John D. McAlister is fondly remembered by his wife, Patricia McAlister, their three children, three step-children, and their families;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives give honor to John D. McAlister, whose life has immensely benefitted many citizens of this state; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to Patricia McAlister and each of the surviving family members.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

      Resolution 4623 adopted by the House of Representatives

                        February 19, 1997.





                  Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk