Bill Text: VA SJR461 | 2019 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Commending Barney Barnwell.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-23 - Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ461ER) [SJR461 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-SJR461-Enrolled.html

Commending Barney Barnwell.


Agreed to by the Senate, February 21, 2019
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 22, 2019


WHEREAS, Barney Barnwell, a longtime resident of Fairfax County and a prolific volunteer in the Mount Vernon community, was named Lord Fairfax 2018 for his outstanding service; and

WHEREAS, Barney Barnwell volunteers at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital in the Joint Replacement Division, where he also served as past president of the Auxiliary Board and parliamentarian; and

WHEREAS, for more than 30 years, Barney Barnwell has worked with Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, and served as a Sunday school teacher and usher at the Fort Belvoir Chapel; and

WHEREAS, Barney Barnwell has donated over 20 years of service to the Capital Area Food Bank and served as a board member, treasurer, and trustee of New Hope Housing; in addition, he has served on the Fairfax County Human Services Council since 2003; and

WHEREAS, Barney Barnwell has also been a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., for 60 years, including four years as the representative for the Third District; and

WHEREAS, Barney Barnwell's commitment to helping others is unparalleled, and he inspires his fellow volunteers through his passion for service and humble, reliable leadership; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend Barney Barnwell on his selection as Lord Fairfax 2018; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Barney Barnwell as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for his legacy of contributions to the Mount Vernon community.