2003 Regular Session
By: Representative Fillingane, Davis, Lott, Warren, Watson
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING MR. JASON KUTACK UPON BEING ELECTED AS NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS.
WHEREAS, Mr. Jason Kutack is the first resident of Mississippi to be elected as National President of the Society of American Foresters, which has been in existence since 1900; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Kutack's position as president will bring a positive outlook for the future of forest management in the United States and especially for Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Kutack is a World War II veteran, having served as a navigator in what is now the United States Air Force and attained the prestigious rank of Lieutenant Colonel; and
WHEREAS, born in Ironwood, Michigan, Mr. Kutack graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor's and master's degree in forestry; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Kutack is retired from International Paper Company, where he worked in various forestry positions for almost 40 years in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Kutack moved to Hattiesburg in the early 1980s and is retired from being the Mississippi Society of American Foresters Business Manager; and
WHEREAS, an active member of the American Foresters, Mr. Kutack is a Golden 50-Year Member of the American Foresters, where he has served as a former State Chairman of the Tree Farm Program; and
WHEREAS, for his many years of outstanding service and contributions to the forestry industry, Mr. Kutack was awarded the 2002 Distinguished Service Award from the Mississippi Society of American Foresters; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and commend outstanding Mississippians such as Mr. Kutack, who has been instrumental in the role of forest management in the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Mr. Jason Kutack upon being elected as National President of the Society of American Foresters and express our heartiest wishes for success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Mr. Jason Kutack and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.