CELEBRATING THE WORK OF MR. WILLIAM M. OVERBY
(Extensions of Remarks - May 22, 2017)

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[Congressional Record Volume 163, Number 88 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E693]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




             CELEBRATING THE WORK OF MR. WILLIAM M. OVERBY

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                         HON. SUZAN K. DelBENE

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 22, 2017

  Ms. DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the great work of 
a constituent, Mr. William M. Overby. During a career spanning more 
than 32 years with State Parks, Bill served in several park ranger and 
management assignments throughout the state, and managed the Deception 
Pass Area for the final 20 years of his career.
   While serving at Deception Pass, Bill began his association with 
Skagit Valley College as an instructor in its Parks Resources 
Management and the Criminal Justice programs, becoming a lead 
instructor the last 26 years. In July 2003, he began serving as the 
Department Chair of the Criminal Justice program.
   Bill provided his passion and skills to Washington state, serving a 
five-year term as the charter Chair of the Washington State Safety, 
Security, and Emergency Management Council. He is also the recipient of 
the prestigious President's Award by the Washington Recreation and Park 
Association.
   Bill's leadership and commitment to training the next generation of 
the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and State Patrol 
members is admirable and his service will continue to benefit our 
communities for years to come.
   As Bill enters his retirement journey, I wish him the very best in 
whatever his next venture may be.

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