Board Member Debbie Clary Honored by NC Department of Transportation
On September 9, 2013, the NC Board of Transportation approved the honorary designation of a portion of US Highway 74 in Rutherford County in honor of Debbie Clary based upon her selfless dedication to the citizens of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties as set out in the resolution below. Congratulations Debbie!
RESOLUTION FOR SENATOR DEBBIE CLARY
WHEREAS, Debbie Ann Clary, a native of Cleveland County, residing in Cherryville, ran for office in 1994, was elected and served seven terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives and two terms in the North Carolina Senate; and
WHEREAS, Debbie Clary, being a champion for people on limited incomes, easily disenfranchised and with little control of their own destiny, was well known and received awards for her work regarding the expansion of Home Care Services, Adult Day Care Services and protecting the Mental Health Community Services, including Clubhouses; and
WHEREAS, Debbie Clary’s concern for youth safety led to her passing legislation for the Graduated Driver’s License which allows novice drivers to be slowly introduced to driving by first allowing them to drive under the safest conditions with supervision where they prove themselves to be safe drivers before moving on to an unrestricted license; and
WHEREAS, Debbie Clary has been recognized in several national publications, including The New Your Times, Washington Post, Time, and Parents Magazines for her leadership with highway safety legislation; and
WHEREAS, for two consecutive years Debbie Clary was recognized as i Region C-’Law Enforcement Legislator of the Yearl after passage,of her legislation which increased the penalty for assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon; and
WHEREAS, Debbie Clary took a personal interest in her constituents and the betterment of the people of Cleveland and Rutherford counties, offering immediate assistance to people in need, many times provided from her own pocket; and
WHEREAS, the Rutherford and Cleveland County Commissioners wish to express their appreciation for the public service given and contributions made by Debbie Clary by naming a portion of US Highway 74 in her honor.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:
That the North Carolina Board of Transportation name US Highway 74 from 0.10 miles east of SR 1168 (Lattimore Road) in Cleveland County to the NC Highway 210 interchange (Exit 189) in Rutherford County the Senaior Debbie Clary Highway.
Adopted, this the fifth day of September 2013 by the North Carolina Board of Transportation.