Celebrating the Retirement of Ms. Terri Crook from the Internal Revenue Serviceby Representative Alcee L. Hastings
Posted on 2015-12-16
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Mr. HASTINGS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and celebrate Ms.
Terri Crook as she retires from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS),
after serving 37 years as a Revenue Officer in the Collection Function.
Terri received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Florida State University (FSU) in 1980. In 1991, she was selected as a Group Manager in the Collection Function. She later became an Analyst and served 401 Taxpayer Assistance Centers nationwide. In 2009, she was selected as the Local Taxpayer Advocate for South Florida and was ultimately selected to head an Innovative Training Team within the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
Terri's passion for advocacy and counseling to various taxpayers and organizations throughout South Florida is to be commended. She has devoted herself to serving as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteer every year during Filing Season. In this capacity, she has prepared tax returns for people living in low-income areas.
In her personal time, she co-wrote and directed a one woman show entitled, ``Don't Be No Whole Fool Cause Life Ain't No Dress Rehearsal,'' and donated all the proceeds from the show to charity. Furthermore, she has also helped children at her local Boys and Girls Club develop their public speaking skills.
Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pride to recognize Ms. Terri Crook on her retirement from the IRS. I want to thank her for her years of service, and wish her all the very best as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.