LATE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ADOPTED - JUNE 8, 2010

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Agenda Item No. 20


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WHEREAS, Lucile Belen was elected to the Lansing City Council in 1955 and continued to serve through 1992;† her forthright manner, courage, and compassion for people made her a role model for hundreds of Lansing area residents; and

WHEREAS, during her years as a member of the Council, she served as Mayor Pro-Tem, and as President of the Council for five years, she also served as Chairperson of each standing committee, and was a key member of nearly every ad hoc committee;† and

WHEREAS, Lucile served on the Ingham County Board of Supervisors from 1956 through 1969, where she chaired several committees and also served as Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors; and

WHEREAS, Lucile also participated in many intergovernmental boards, including the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission,† Capital Area Transit Authority, Chairperson of the Capital† Area Council of Government, Chairperson of the Convention Visitorís Bureau of Greater Lansing Board of Directors,† member of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and recently served on the Ingham County Jury Board; and

WHEREAS, Lucileís governmental accomplishments have advanced the status of women in the local political arena and encouraged younger women to participate in the process; and

WHEREAS, Lucileís accomplishments have been recognized by many organizations; she is the recipient of the Woman of the Year by the Altrusa Club, the Diana Award from the YWCA, induction into the Business Hall of Fame at Lansing Community College, the Athena Award and the Community Service Award from the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Community Healthcare Leadership Award from Ingham Regional Medical Center, and the Metropolitan Fine Arts Council Award.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby honors Lucile Belen for her devotion to the citizens of Ingham County and extends its sincere appreciation for a lifetime of public service and the numerous contributions she has made to the community.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Lucile has touched the lives of many and has truly made the Lansing area a better place, she will live forever in the hearts of her colleagues, friends and family.