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    A SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Carlyle "Cy" Gerde.


     , read first time and referred to Committee on


Second Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2010)



    I offer the following resolution and move its adoption:

    A SENATE RESOLUTION memorializing Carlyle "Cy" Gerde.

    Whereas, Carlyle “Cy” Gerde passed away on September 29, 2009, at the age of 62;

    Whereas, Gerde graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor of arts degree. He earned his law degree from Indiana University;

    Whereas, Gerde was a partner in the Hanna Gerde & Russell law firm were he specialized in government law. He served as counsel to 20 units of government and represented over 200 cities, counties, school boards, towns, and townships in the state of Indiana;
    Whereas, Gerde participated in three White House Conferences _ the White House Conference on Rural Policy, the White House Conference on Block Grants, and the White House Conference on Liability Insurance;

    Whereas, Gerde was best known for his expertise in government law, but he was also very involved within his community. He was associated with numerous organizations,

including: Purdue University President's Council, R.B. Stewart Society of Purdue, Red Mackey Society, Groben Society, John Purdue Club, The Nature Conservancy, Lynn Society of the Indianapolis Symphony, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, Associated Clubs of America, Omicron Delta Kappa, Purdue Iron Key, and the Long Center Theater Organ Society;

     Whereas, Gerde was the President of the Carriage Museum of America, the only full-time library dedicated exclusively to the carriage industry. Gerde's friendship, leadership, guidance, and financial contributions to the Carriage Museum of America are worthy of immense praise;
     Whereas, Gerde was twice named one of Indiana's Super Lawyers by Indianapolis Monthly magazine and he was honored with Purdue's Distinguished Pinnacle Award; and

    Whereas, Carlyle “Cy” Gerde's experience and contributions to the state of Indiana will be greatly missed: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the

General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. The Indiana Senate memorializes Carlyle “Cy” Gerde.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Carlyle “Cy” Gerde's wife, Pris.