Resolution Honoring the Many Contributions of Charlene Bickford

Resolution Honoring the Many Contributions of Charlene Bickford

Resolution Honoring the Many Contributions of Charlene Bickford

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WHEREAS Charlene Bickford retired from the Arlington County Electoral Board on December 31, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford served with distinction on the Arlington County Electoral Board for a total of 23 years, and in recent years has chaired the Board; and

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford served as Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee for two terms for a total of six years, from 1985-87 and 1996-2000; and 

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford over the last four decades has undertaken a wide variety of volunteer jobs for the Arlington County Democratic Committee; and

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford was an initial member of the Roosevelt Society (now the Roosevelt-Obama Society) and later served as chair of the Society, helping to develop it into a steady source of significant funds for the Arlington County Democratic Committee; and

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford volunteered for many local Democratic campaigns over the past decades, including in 1974, when Democrat Joe Fisher upset long-serving Republican Joel Broyhill to become Arlington’s delegate to the United States House of Representatives; and

WHEREAS, Charlene Bickford served for decades on the Kitchen Crew, which provides refreshments at Arlington County Democratic Committee functions; and

WHEREAS, in her professional life Charlene Bickford is a historian who has served for many years as Research Project Director at George Washington University; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Arlington County Democratic Committee hereby honors Charlene Bickford and her long and multi-faceted service to Arlington County and to the Arlington County Democratic Committee, and be it

RESOLVED FURTHER that the Arlington County Democratic Committee will prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Charlene Bickford as an expression of the gratitude of the Committee and our community for her distinguished service.

Passed and Approved this Resolution on the 6 day of January, 2021.

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