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May 27, 2019

Wise To Receive Posthumous Gen. Assembly Certificate on June 4

At the Civic Federation meeting on June 4, 7 pm, Del. Patrick Hope will present a General Assembly Certificate celebrating the life and civic contributions of Tim Wise. Once it has been presented to CivFed's membership, the certificate will be forwarded on to Tim's family.

Below is a short article that will be published in the upcoming CivFed newsletter. It contains a few more details.

The June 4 meeting will be held in the auditorium at Virginia Hospital Center. There is free parking in the B/GOLD parking lot. Members of the public are invited to attend regular CivFed meetings (whether or not you are a member of a CivFed member organization). Please feel free to invite anyone else who may be interested in attending.

Hope you all enjoyed Memorial Day! (Tim served in the U.S. Air Force.)

The Reality Chick

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Tim Wise Receives Posthumous General Assembly Certificate
By Suzanne Smith Sundburg
 
A measure introduced by Del. Patrick Hope (with the support of Arlington’s legislative delegation) was approved by the full General Assembly to honor the life and civic accomplishments of long-time Arlington County Civic Federation officer and volunteer Tim Wise.
 
Tim moved to Arlington 1986 and promptly became actively involved in civic affairs and groups, including the Courtlands Civic Association (today, the Clarendon-Courthouse Civic Association).
 
Tim served as the Federation’s Recording Secretary and as Treasurer. Some may recall his legendary institutional knowledge of Arlington’s financial inner workings and its budget. A former IRS auditor, Tim also served as a member of the Revenues & Expenditures Committee, helping to analyze Arlington budgets and recommend ways to improve Arlington’s use of taxpayer funds. He chaired the Legislation Committee, helping to draft the Federation’s annual recommendations for new state-level legislation, and he also served on the Federation’s Nominating and Awards Committees.
 
Active in the Arlington County Taxpayers’ Association (ACTA) since the 1980s, Tim served as its president from 2000 until his death in October 2018. He edited ACTA's newsletter, The Watchdog, and switched to blogging about fiscal matters as "EL Growler Grande" when acta.us went online.
 
Tim’s Federation service was recognized with the award of the Sun Gazette’s Journal Cup in 1999. Tim also worked on the Stadium Committee, the County’s Industrial Development Authority, and Volunteers for an Independent Arlington.
 
Always a gentleman and beloved by many in the community, we salute Tim’s service to Arlington. At the June 4 meeting, Del. Patrick Hope will unveil the General Assembly’s certificate honoring Tim’s achievements as a civic volunteer and activist. We hope you will join us in celebrating Tim’s life and accomplishments.