86R36818 CJM-D
  By: Price H.R. No. 2177
         WHEREAS, Ken Levine retired as director of the Texas Sunset
  Commission on August 31, 2018, drawing to a close an exemplary
  career that spanned 37 years with the agency; and
         WHEREAS, Hired in 1981, Mr. Levine was instrumental in the
  development of numerous proposals to improve government operations
  and programs through Sunset Commission recommendations; he
  supervised policy evaluation projects for all state agencies in
  myriad areas; after serving as assistant director, he was appointed
  deputy director in 1995, and 14 years later, he was tapped to lead
  the agency; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Levine is a fellow of the Public Policy Dispute
  Resolution Center of The University of Texas School of Law; during
  one of three terms on the National Legislative Program Evaluation
  Society Executive Committee, he served as its chair; he has also
  been a member of the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee and
  vice chair of the standing committee on Budget and Revenue for the
  National Conference on State Legislatures; a graduate of The
  University of Texas at Austin, he holds a master's degree from the
  institution's LBJ School of Public Affairs; and
         WHEREAS, Through his exemplary leadership, professionalism,
  and steadfast commitment to good governance, Ken Levine greatly
  benefited his fellow Texans, and he may indeed reflect with pride on
  a career well spent; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Ken Levine on his retirement as
  director of the Texas Sunset Commission 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. Levine as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.