RECOGNIZING JUDY McCARTY; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 48
(Extensions of Remarks - March 18, 2019)

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                        RECOGNIZING JUDY McCARTY


                          HON. SUSAN A. DAVIS

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, March 18, 2019

  Mrs. DAVIS of California. Madam Speaker, I rise to mourn the passing 
and celebrate the life of a wonderful friend and former San Diego City 
Councilwoman, Judy McCarty.
  It is an honor to have worked in the same community as Judy. 
Throughout her accomplished life, Judy's selflessness and commitment to 
others never wavered. As a journalist, a community volunteer, and a 
dedicated public servant, Judy always remained focused on building 
community and improving the lives of her neighbors.
  Judy brought a zest for life into everything she did. One of her 
biggest passion projects was the founding of Mission Trails Regional 
Park. Judy was a key figure in establishing this beloved public 
recreational amenity that is now the largest municipally owned park in 
the State of California and the 6th largest park in the entire country. 
This is just one of many accomplishments of Judy's, in a lifetime of 
service and dedication to the greater good.
  Those who have had the pleasure to cross paths with Judy likely know 
that she was a woman who valued the little things in life. She loved 
volunteering, tending to her garden, and cheering for the Indiana 
Hoosiers, but above all, she loved being a mother and a grandmother.
  I wish her family the comfort to know that Judy left San Diego a 
better place than she found it, and that we are all better off because 
of her vision and leadership in our community.
  I am grateful to have called Judy my friend and will miss her 
presence in the community. The joy she brought into life will live on 
in the thoughts and actions of everyone she has touched along the way. 
Though she will be missed dearly, the impact she made in San Diego will 
always endure.