2004 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) King, Carmichael, Dawkins, Pickering
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING LEON SHAIFER UPON HIS RETIREMENT AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE MISSISSIPPI EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY.
WHEREAS, after 30 years of service, Leon Shaifer has recently announced his retirement as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shaifer has provided a wealth of outstanding and committed service to both the state and local emergency management agencies, and has been a dedicated and valued employee; and
WHEREAS, after attending the University of Mississippi, Mr. Shaifer began his career in emergency management as the part-time Director of the City of Clarksdale/Coahoma County's Emergency Management Agency on March 21, 1974; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shaifer served as the Director of the Coahoma County Civil Defense and has served the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency in many capacities since October 31, 1986; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shaifer's dedication and devotion to emergency management allowed him to work through 22 Presidential Disaster Declarations, 36 Small Business Administration Disaster Declarations and numerous Gubernatorial Disaster Declarations; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shaifer always responded to the needs of the citizens of the State of Mississippi in any time of crisis or emergency; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Shaifer has earned the love and respect of his family, including his wife Dee Shaifer, and their four daughters, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that we recognize this dedicated public servant for his many years of service to the citizens of the State of Mississippi:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Leon Shaifer upon his retirement as Deputy Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and extend our warmest wishes for continued success in all his future endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Leon Shaifer and made available to the Capitol Press Corps.