SR 9: Dedicating a committee room in the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building to former Senator William Beltz.
00 SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 9 01 Dedicating a committee room in the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building to 02 former Senator William Beltz. 03 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE: 04 WHEREAS, during his years of service to the state, Senator William Beltz set a 05 standard for strong leadership and dedicated service; and 06 WHEREAS the standard established by Senator Beltz serves as a reminder and a goal 07 for the state's public servants in striving to achieve the best Alaska for Alaskans; and 08 WHEREAS the exemplary accomplishments of Senator Beltz remain keenly felt and 09 fondly remembered in the Senate and by the members of the Senate; and 10 WHEREAS, in 1979, the Senate dedicated a Senate committee room to Senator Beltz; 11 and 12 WHEREAS the William Beltz Committee Room in the Capitol has been converted to 13 other uses; and 14 WHEREAS a new Senate committee room has been constructed in the Thomas B. 15 Stewart Legislative Office Building; 16 BE IT RESOLVED that the Senate dedicates a new, larger, and more suitable
01 committee room in the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building to Senator William 02 Beltz; and be it 03 FURTHER RESOLVED that the plaque honoring Senator William Beltz that was 04 installed in the William Beltz Committee Room in the Capitol be relocated to the new 05 William Beltz Committee Room in the Thomas B. Stewart Legislative Office Building, so 06 that the following inscription can continue in his memory: 07 THE WILLIAM BELTZ COMMITTEE ROOM 08 The William Beltz Committee Room memorializes the dedication of William 09 Beltz in serving the Territory and State of Alaska. William Beltz was born in 10 Bear Creek, Alaska, in 1912. He served in the territorial House of 11 Representatives from 1949 to 1950, in the territorial Senate from 1951 to 1958, 12 and in the state Senate from 1959 to 1960, where he served as the first 13 President of the state Senate. He was a carpenter and, in 1955, was elected 14 President of the Alaska Council of Carpenters. A Native Alaskan, he felt a 15 need for formal educational institutions in rural areas of Alaska. In recognition 16 of his efforts to promote education in the state, a regional high school in Nome, 17 the first of its kind in northern Alaska, was named the William E. Beltz High 18 School. 19 A COPY of this resolution shall be sent to the family of the Honorable 20 William Beltz, former Alaska state senator.