Judy White will be taking a different seat at the FCVFRA meeting in September
 
By Member Joyce Shry
August 1, 2017
 

By: Susan Nicol

After many years as an officer, including president and secretary, she decided it was time to step aside.

During the annual convention meeting, Judy was honored for her more than 30 years of service to the association.

Roger Wilson, director of government affairs and public policy, praised the volunteers for their hard work and dedication. He said he was honored to have the opportunity to represent County Executive Jan Gardner, who was out of town.

He said it was only fitting that the county recognize Mrs. White for her tenure.

Wilson read the Certificate of Recognition: “Thank you for your many years of dedicated leadership, care, loyalty and devotion to the Frederick County Vol. Fire and Rescue Association. You led by example and the respect and civility with which you have treated others has brought honor to the volunteer fire and rescue service. You have encouraged and inspired many to follow in your footsteps for a rewarding experience.

Your legacy of community service and commitment to your colleagues and partners in the fire and rescue community will make a difference for years to come.”

She received a standing ovation as Wilson presented her with the certificate.

“I’m not retiring,” she told the crowd. “I’ll be sitting in the back of the room instead of in the front at the next meeting.”

She also encouraged people to bring a friend to the next meeting. “We need to get more people involved…”

 
Roger Wilson presenting certificate to Judy White.
Roger Wilson presenting certificate to Judy White.
Standing ovation as Wilson presented Judy White her certificate.
Standing ovation as Wilson presented Judy White her certificate.
 
Judy White encouraging the members to bring a friend to the next meeting.
Judy White encouraging the members to bring a friend to the next meeting.