IN RECOGNITION OF CATHY COOMER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 199
(Extensions of Remarks - December 12, 2019)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.

[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1586]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                           HON. MARK MEADOWS

                           of north carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 12, 2019

  Mr. MEADOWS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Ms. Cathy Coomer, 
who will retire on December 31, 2019 after thirty years of dedicated 
service with the Buncombe County Government.
  Ms. Coomer's dedication to serving North Carolina began on January 
12, 1990. As Safety Officer, Ms. Coomer is responsible for the safety 
and well-being of a workforce of 1,500 employees. She has been an 
integral part of the Buncombe County Emergency Services Operation and 
earned her certificate as a North Carolina Executive Level Emergency 
  Throughout her career, Ms. Coomer has held leadership positions on 
numerous state and local committees. She served as President for the 
Western North Carolina Safety and Health School and the Western North 
Carolina Safety Council. She served as President for the North Carolina 
Association of Local Government Employee Safety Officials. She was also 
on the Conference Program Committee with the North Carolina Emergency 
Management Association.
  Ms. Coomer's leadership and dedication to the people in North 
Carolina was on clear display during her efforts in response to 
numerous emergency and disaster situations, including the Blizzard of 
1993, Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, Hurricane Irene, and several 
other various non-declared events.
  It is my great pleasure to celebrate Ms. Cathy Coomer before the 
United States House of Representatives and thank her for diligent 
service to her community, the great State of North Carolina, and this