TRIBUTE TO LOIS KOENIG; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 29
(Extensions of Remarks - March 15, 2000)

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                         TRIBUTE TO LOIS KOENIG


                           HON. ANNA G. ESHOO

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2000

  Ms. ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Lois Koenig, a 
dedicated citizen and employee of San Mateo County, CA, who is retiring 
after more than 20 years of service to her community as Manager in the 
Human Services Agency.
  Lois Koenig's distinguished career in public service is exceptional. 
During her tenure at the Human Services Agency, Lois designed many 
special projects including Intake Process, GAIN, and the GIS automation 
system. As Assistant to the Director, Lois was instrumental in bringing 
together the implementation of SUCCESS, San Mateo County's version of 
the California welfare reform program, CalWORK's. She also played a key 
role in developing the Human Services Strategic Plan which identified 
three outcomes which were used to measure the success of SUCCESS.
  Lois Koenig has also served as a leader and mentor to other 
volunteers and has inspired many in her community to volunteer. Her 
leadership and exemplary work in volunteer services earned her 
outstanding and deserving recognition from the San Mateo County Board 
of Supervisors. In 1998, she was chosen for the Outstanding Community 
Service by Women Award in Management and also voted Volunteer of the 
Year by the Mid-Peninsula YMCA.
  Lois Koenig's contributions and accomplishments include working with 
ten major non-profit organizations in the County of San Mateo, 
Assisting them in raising funds, training their staff in budgeting and 
financial strategy skills, and helping to raise more than a quarter of 
a million dollars a year for the citizens of San Mateo County. Lois 
cochaired the Crystal Springs Trail Day Fundraising Events in 1997 and 
1998 and raised funds for the upkeep of trails and the expansion of 
Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo County. She was also a member of the 
1994 Tenth Annual San Mateo County Women's Hall of Fame Committee.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me today in paying tribute 
to an exceptional person who has given much for the betterment of her 
community and our country.