Honoring Denise Rushingby Representative Mike Thompson
Posted on 2015-01-16
in the house of representatives
Friday, January 16, 2015
Mr. THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor and
thank Lake County Supervisor Denise Rushing for her eight years of
dedicated service to the people of Lake County. Supervisor Rushing
championed countless projects that will improve the long-term vitality
of our county.
Supervisor Rushing served as the 3rd District Supervisor for Lake County for eight years, during which time she also served as the Chair of the Lake County Board of Supervisors. During her years of service, Supervisor Rushing was instrumental to implementing and finishing a number of projects that will help to protect and sustain our environment.
During her tenure Lake County installed solar power at county facilities, such as the jail and wastewater treatment plant. With Supervisor Rushing's guidance, the Board of Supervisors transformed the unsightly trailer park known as Clark's Island into an eco-park, made entirely of natural materials. In fact, Lake County made such tremendous advances in its use of solar power and green building practices that the county received two California Green Summit Environmental Leadership Awards.
Supervisor Rushing also championed the development of Mount Konocti County Park, the Middle Creek Restoration Project and the Konocti Regional Trails. Thanks to her fine work, residents of Lake County will be better able to enjoy the natural beauty and splendor that our county offers for generations to come.
Mr. Speaker, it is appropriate at this time that we honor and thank Supervisor Rushing for her invaluable service to Lake County. Her unyielding dedication to protecting and promoting environmental sustainability and renewable energy is greatly appreciated by the entire community and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.