Legislation # 07-0575 Enactment Number none
Type Ceremonial Item Effective Date none
Introduction Date 10/24/2007
Title Resolution In Memory of James S. Burgett
Legislation History 07-0575
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
10/24/2007 Adopted - presented by Vice Mayor Gilliland to Mrs. Dana Burgett; James O. McReynolds, York County Administrator and his wife, Pam; and Anne Smith, Director of Community Services and her husband, Les.
10/12/2007 Received By Clerk's Office
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City of Hampton, Virginia

Ceremonial Item

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669



File Number: 07-0575


Enactment Number: -


Resolution In Memory of James S. Burgett



WHEREAS, James S. Burgett was born in Clovis, New Mexico in 1942 and graduated from New Mexico State University; and


WHEREAS, after a distinguished twenty-one year career as an officer in the United States Air Force, James S. Burgett retired in 1984; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett served in Vietnam and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base at the end of his military career, retiring as an intelligence officer; and


WHEREAS, remaining on the Peninsula after his retirement, James S. Burgett pursued a career as a commercial real estate broker and was active in his own business; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett lived on the Peninsula for twenty-nine years and served on numerous committees, had membership in various organizations and was an active member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in York County; and


WHEREAS, in 2000, James S. Burgett, a Republican, was elected to the York County Board of Supervisors, representing District 4; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett was a founding member of Caritas and the York County Business Association which became the Chamber of Commerce; and


WHEREAS, his tenure on the Board was marked by his support for the renovation of Yorktowns waterfront, with the construction of the Riverwalk Landing, and the revitalization of Route 17, improving the appearance of the buildings and grounds by offering monetary incentives to the businesses along the corridor; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett was an eight-year member of the Board of Supervisors, and, during his tenure, he served as Chairman for three years and Vice-Chairman for two years; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett is survived by his wife of 46 years, Dana, two sons, two daughters-in-law and five grandchildren; and


WHEREAS, a devoted husband and father and a man of great Christian faith, he wrote poetry, sang songs daily to Dana, played the guitar for her and close friends and loved playing golf, shooting an eagle on the 12th hole at Kiln Creek on September 11th, two weeks before his death; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett served on the Countys Youth Commission and encouraged the young members to be involved in the community; and


WHEREAS, James S. Burgett believed that the County must put customer service first and should provide high quality services for the citizens of York County;


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, that James S. Burgett be, and hereby is, recognized and commended for his dedication to the citizens of York County, the Peninsula and the Commonwealth of Virginia.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of the October 24, 2007 minutes of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia, and that an appropriate copy be signed by the Mayor and attested by the Clerk, and presented to the family of James S. Burgett.


Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on October 24, 2007.




Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor





Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council