IN MEMORY OF
John Rector Friant, Senior
December 3, 1919 to January 16, 2011
WHEREAS, Mr. Friant was an active participant in the Clarke County Chamber of Commerce and Ruritan Club. He further served the community on the boards of the Clarke County Library Advisory Council., The Barns of Rose Hill, Grafton Schoo/’ original member of the Clarke County Industrial Development Authority, member and first Chairman of the Clarke County Planning Commission established in July 1956, and a founding board member of Heritage Child Development Center;
WHEREAS, his initiatives include Clarke County Recreational Center, the Route 7 Triangle Beautification Project expanding and improving the Library by moving it to the Joint Government Center, Dictionary Project development of the first County Zoning ordinances during his tenure on the Planning Commission, and the international guest program at the Annual Ruritan County Fair.
WHEREAS, in 1998 Mr. Friant was awarded The Clarke County Citizen of the Year.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors does hereby issue this proclamation in remembrance of John Rector Friant, Senior, a respected citizen of Clarke County and an active participant in civic affairs and in recognition of his excellent character, citizenship, and dedicated service to the citizens of the County.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have set my hand and caused the seal of the County of Clarke, Virginia to be affixed this 15th day of February 2011.
J. Michael Hobert, Chair