By Senators Kilmer, Shin, Delvin, Marr, Jacobsen, Hobbs, Berkey, Becker, Gordon, and McDermott

     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has an enviably distinguished career of public service at the federal level for eight years and in Washington State for thirty-one years; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has worked in both Washingtons in her service on the staff of United States Senator Alan Cranston, and in the administration of four governors of the State of Washington, including the Honorable Booth Gardner, the Honorable Mike Lowry, the Honorable Gary Locke, and the Honorable Christine O. Gregoire; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has worked on both sides of the Capitol Dome in her service as staff to both the House of Representatives and the Senate of the State of Washington, including staff to Speaker Joe King; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley served as assistant treasurer for Washington State; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley was appointed to the board of regents at the University of Washington in 1995; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has served on numerous other boards and commissions, including both the pollution control and the shoreline hearings boards; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley served as vice president for business and finance at The Evergreen State College; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has been a strong advocate for education at all levels as fundamentally important to a civil society; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley was lead staff for Governor Gregoire's Washington Learns; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley served as the executive director of the higher education coordinating board twice, and produced two important strategic master plans for higher education; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley is regarded as among the best in Washington at bringing diverse interest groups to consensus around sound public policy; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley has always served the public with the utmost integrity, and has earned a reputation as being an intelligent, fair-minded, and even-handed leader; and
     WHEREAS, Ann Daley will leave public service at the end of March 2010 to devote full time in her role as Gram Gram to Alyssa, Koby, and James;
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate commend Ann Daley for nearly forty years of dedicated service to the people of Washington State; and
     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Ann Daley.

I, Thomas Hoemann, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8708,
adopted by the Senate
February 25, 2010

Secretary of the Senate