RECOGNIZING WILLIAM T. LOCKE ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY
(Extensions of Remarks - October 13, 2011)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1852]
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 RECOGNIZING WILLIAM T. LOCKE ON HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE LORAIN COUNTY 
                        COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

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                           HON. BETTY SUTTON

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 13, 2011

  Ms. SUTTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to acknowledge an individual 
whose contributions have changed the lives of people in my district and 
throughout Ohio.
  William T. Locke served as the President and CEO of the Lorain County 
Community Action Agency in Lorain, Ohio for two terms; from 1986 to 
1999 and again in 2007 to 2011. Throughout his tenure, William has led 
the Agency with temperance and humility, and always placed the needs 
families and seniors first.
  William has had an extensive career working in Community Action 
Agencies, which work to make our country a better place to live. In 
1974, William began his career of community service as the Executive 
Director of the Portage County Community Action Council where he helped 
people achieve economic security. He was later appointed to lead the 
Office of Community Services within the Ohio Department of Development 
by Governor Richard Celeste in 1983. William left the State of Ohio to 
become the Deputy Executive Director for the Cincinnati-Hamilton County 
Community Action Agency before continuing on to the Lorain County 
Community Action Agency. In addition, William served in the U.S. Army 
during the Vietnam War and received an Honorable Discharge.
  William Locke has made a difference in our community, and it is an 
honor to have worked with him to give children, families, and our 
seniors a better way of life.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the 
accomplishments and dedicated service of Mr. William T. Locke as he 
retires from the Lorain County Community Action Agency.

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