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Full Text of HR0183  95th General Assembly



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2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are pleased to congratulate Harry w. Jones Jr.,
4 Senior Lobbyist of ComEd Legislative Strategies, on his
5 retirement on March 30, 2007; and
6     WHEREAS, Harry Jones, as Senior Lobbyist of ComEd
7 Legislative Strategies, is responsible for lobbying,
8 identifying, researching, reviewing and developing ComEd's
9 policy position on legislation and legislative constituency
10 issues, for coordinating activities internally and externally
11 relating to ComEd's legislative strategies and initiatives,
12 for cultivating relationships among government officials,
13 lobbyists, community organizations, and employees to promote
14 ComEd's interest; and
15     WHEREAS, Harry Jones is also responsible for coordinating
16 employee's donations to Exelon PAC and managing PAC donations,
17 ComEd's contract lobbying staff along with ComEd's Springfield
18 and Chicago support staff; and
19     WHEREAS, Harry Jones started with ComEd in 1969 and held
20 numerous positions in the areas of Engineering, Construction,
21 Generation, Sales/Service, and Public Affairs, where he served
22 as the liaison for various elected officials, municipalities,



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1 legislators, and community leaders; in addition, he has served
2 in the United States Navy and Naval Reserves for 17 years; and
3     WHEREAS, Mr. Jones' past and present community involvement
4 and memberships include the following: RWL Community Service
5 Center, Youth Empire Services (YES), Board of Directors and
6 past chairman for St. Francis Hospital, past chairman of school
7 district 152 foundation, VP of Riverdale Redevelopment
8 Corporation, Board of Managers for YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
9 and foundation member, Chicago Public Schools Exemplary
10 Schools program, Junior Achievement of Chicago, Chicago &
11 Suburban Public Schools Youth Motivation program, past
12 chairman of the South Suburban YMCA; and
13     WHEREAS, Harry Jones is the recipient of various awards
14 including the 1998 Village of Phoenix community service
15 recognition award, the 1998 South Suburban Award of Merit for
16 outstanding community service, the 1997 Lewis Latimer Award for
17 countless years of community service, the 1997 Youth Empire
18 Service community service award, the 1996 Village of Phoenix
19 Outstanding Corporate Representative, and the 1996 Patton
20 School Mentor of the Year; and
21     WHEREAS, In 1995 the board of directors for Patton School
22 voted to rename their library Harry W. Jones Jr. Library in
23 honor of Mr. Jones; in 1995 Mr. Jones received the



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1 Washington/Nash Success award based on his professional
2 accomplishments, personal integrity, public image, and for
3 being a positive role model for America's youth and young men;
4 he has received various other awards including the 1995
5 Education excellence award from Chicago State University, the
6 1995 Educational talent search, the 1994 Public Relations
7 Person of the Year, and the 1992 Junior Achievement
8 Above-and-Beyond Award; and
9     WHEREAS, Harry Jones and his wife Yvonne are residents of
10 Country Club Hills, and they have one son, four daughters, one
11 granddaughter and five grandsons; therefore, be it
14 congratulate Harry W. Jones Jr. on his retirement from ComEd
15 Legislative Strategies and wish him success and good health in
16 the future; and be it further
17     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
18 presented to Harry W. Jones Jr. as a symbol of our esteem.