2001 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gordon, Nunnelee, Lee
Senate Concurrent Resolution 514
(As Adopted by Senate and House)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING NANCY KNIGHT, DIRECTOR OF THE APPALACHIAN REGIONAL OFFICE, ON THE OCCASION OF HER RETIREMENT AFTER 32 YEARS WITH MISSISSIPPI'S ARC PROGRAM.
WHEREAS, on May 31, 2000, Mrs. Nancy C. Knight retired from her position as Director of Mississippi's Appalachian Regional Program, Office of the Governor; and
WHEREAS, her retirement was the culmination of 32 challenging and very successful years with Mississippi's Appalachian Regional Commission Program; and
WHEREAS, Nancy is a native Mississippian who grew up in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi; is married to Bob Knight, a Tupelo grocery business owner; has one son, Clay, who is affiliated with his father's grocery business; and has three grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, she has been involved in many functions associated with the Appalachian Regional Commission including: serving on the Policy Development Committee, States' Management Committee, and Research and Development Committee; has participated in many leadership programs throughout the region; recently completed the National Council for Urban Economic Development's Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Strategies training course; is a member of the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi's Water Resource Task Force and Civic Leadership Task Force; and is a member of the Community Development Foundation's Board of Directors; and
WHEREAS, following this outstanding career of civic commitment, Nancy is looking forward to the wonderful opportunity of being a full-time wife, mother, private citizen and proud Mississippian; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize the accomplishments of this dedicated citizen who has changed the face of Appalachia and through her office brought honor to the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Nancy Knight, Director of the Appalachian Regional Office in Tupelo, Mississippi, on the occasion of her retirement after 32 years with Mississippi's ARC Program, and express the deep appreciation of the Legislature for her kindness, generosity and commitment to the mission of her agency, and wish her continued success in all her future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be presented to Nancy Knight and her family, and be made available to the Governor and to the Capitol Press Corps.