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PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION HONORING MR. JOHN WAYLAND UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS


RETIREMENT FROM THE LEEDS RURITAN CLUB

WHEREAS, in the early 1960's John Wayland was very civic minded and joined an
organization called Fauquier Community Action, a group focused on helping the poor and the
African-American community in Fauquier County, which was then segregated; and

WHEREAS, in 1963 John Wayland joined the Leeds Ruritan Club; and

WHEREAS, John Wayland is also a member of the Warrenton Ruritan Club; and

WHEREAS, during his membership with the Leeds Ruritan Club, John Wayland held the
positions of Board Member, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President; and

WHEREAS, after 56 years of membership with the Leeds Ruritan Club, John Wayland has
retired from active service in that organization; and

WHEREAS, in 1970 John Wayland, along with Maximillian Tufts, Sr. and Roland
Tapscott, founded the Foothills Housing Corporation to address the need for affordable housing
and plumbing for Fauquier's residents; and

WHEREAS, John Wayland has been very active in the community as demonstrated by his
past roles and awards, which include: President of the Warrenton Chamber of Commerce,
President of the Kiwanis Club, Sunday school teacher at St. Andrews Mission, Director of the
Fauquier Mental Health Association, Life Member of the Warrenton Jaycees, and recipient of a
Certificate of Public Recognition from the American Legion; and

WHEREAS, John Wayland has been a true friend and responsive supporter of Fauquier
County and its citizens, spending significant time and dedicated effort on their behalf; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors would like to extend its deepest
congratulations and appreciation to Mr. John Wayland for his dedicated service to the community;
now, therefore, be it

PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of July 2019,
That the Board of Supervisors does hereby honor and commend John Wayland on the occasion of
his retirement from the Leeds Ruritan Club.

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Christopher T. Butler, Chairman
Fauquier County Board of Supervisors