HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4657, by Representatives Veloria, Cody and Santos


      WHEREAS, The Washington state legislature recognizes the contributions of individuals who reflect standards of excellence that enhance the well-being and quality of life of the state of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, Among the numerous outstanding residents in Washington state, certain individuals stand out as exemplary models for civil society; and

      WHEREAS, Vivian McLean is one of those exemplary models who lives in the 11th District and is a community activist whose goals center on equality and opportunity for all; and

      WHEREAS, Vivian McLean began serving her community in the 1960s as an active member in both Model Cities and Forward Thrust, working on committees on education, saving open space, and Longfellow Creek; and

      WHEREAS, For nearly four decades, her work includes strong advocacy on the issues of immigrant, housing, and welfare rights, transportation fairness, community economic development, and fighting for living wages for all; and

      WHEREAS, Her volunteer work spans from serving on the Seattle Parks Department Open Space Committee and planning committee for the new Cooper Elementary School to volunteering to get a shoreline trail from Alki to the Duwamish and tutoring middle school students; and

      WHEREAS, Throughout her life, Vivian McLean's obvious and everpresent leadership qualities prompted her colleagues to elect her President of the Seattle Education Association Department of Paraprofessionals, Delridge Community Association, Southwest council; and

      WHEREAS, On May 4, 2001, the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association will be naming a new low-income housing development "Vivian McLean Place" in recognition of her outstanding contributions to her community and throughout Washington;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives acknowledge Vivian McLean and recognize her outstanding work of dedicated service on behalf of the residents of the state of Washington; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to her family.



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

      Resolution 4657 adopted by the House of Representatives

                           May 2, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk  Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk