83R17569 KEK-D
  By: Dale H.R. No. 1337
         WHEREAS, John Lenz has performed invaluable service to his
  community, both as a veteran firefighter with the Austin Fire
  Department and as a longtime member of the board of directors for
  the North Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1; and
         WHEREAS, A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Lenz joined the
  Austin Fire Department 19 years ago, and he successfully competed
  with hundreds of candidates to earn promotion to driver and then to
  lieutenant; in his current role as captain, he supervises four fire
  stations, and he also serves as acting chief in the absence of his
  immediate superior; when fire broke out in South Austin near the
  Circle C development in 2011, Captain Lenz assisted in saving many
  homes, and his skill, courage, and leadership have earned him the
  lasting respect of his coworkers and the public; in addition,
  Captain Lenz has worked as a training officer at the AFD's training
  academy, helping to educate and inspire the next generation of
  firefighters; and
         WHEREAS, Despite the demands of his professional duties,
  Mr. Lenz found the time to serve his community as a member of the
  board of directors of the North Austin MUD No. 1; over the course of
  his tenure, he helped change his neighborhood's name from Milwood
  to Rattan Creek to avoid confusion with another area, participated
  in the successful effort to postpone the neighborhood's annexation
  by the City of Austin until 2023, spearheaded the installation and
  repair of fire hydrants, and worked with the county to improve
  crosswalks and the center striping of roads; and
         WHEREAS, In his role as a firefighter, John Lenz has helped
  protect the lives and property of his fellow citizens, and in his
  role as a community leader, he has greatly benefited his
  neighborhood, and he may indeed take pride in his outstanding
  record of dedication, professionalism, and service to others; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby commend John Lenz for his service to the Austin
  Fire Department and to the North Austin Municipal Utility District
  No. 1 and extend to him sincere best wishes for the future; and, be
  it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. Lenz as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.