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"Cristy Arscott Day"


At a regular meeting of the Smith County Commissioners Court held at the Smith County Courthouse Annex, Tyler, Texas, at which a quorum was present, the following Resolution was adopted:

WHEREAS, Cristy A. Arscott has served as the executive director of the Smith County Bar Association and Smith County Bar Foundation for 20 years; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Arscott has grown the number of attorneys who are members of the local bar association by 75 percent of active attorneys in Smith County; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Arscott has secured five grants from the Texas Bar Foundation to expand the role of the bar in Smith County, including developing an interactive website that serves both the bar and community at large, publishing a book about the bar’s 75-year history, and initiating and expanding programs that provide legal education and legal outreach to the citizens of Smith County; and

WHEREAS, from 1996-2013, she served as the Smith County Law Librarian, during which time she increased its holdings to 30,000 volumes and expanded its access and use by attorneys and the public; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Arscott has led programs recognized by the State Bar of Texas, earning the Smith County Bar Association and Foundation four Awards of Merit and five Stars of Texas Bars Awards; and

WHEREAS, Ms. Arscott is a graduate of Leadership Tyler and Leadership Texas, and has served on several local and state organizations.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Commissioners Court of the County of Smith, Texas, proclaims January 19, 2017, as

“Cristy Arscott Day”

in Smith County and urges all Smith County attorneys and citizens to honor her and her 20 years of service to the Smith County community.


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