Council Resolution Honoring Geoffrey Huth

August 6, 2016

WHEREAS Geoffrey Huth is a dedicated and committed archives professional who has served in the profession for more than 25 years; and

WHEREAS he is an acclaimed presenter of workshops dealing with electronic issues and is known, particularly in New York, as a tireless champion of state and local government records; and

WHEREAS his leadership has extended to several local and regional archival professional organizations; and

WHEREAS he continues his professional leadership by serving as a steering committee member for the Archives Leadership Institute; and

WHEREAS he has served SAA in a variety of leadership positions, notably as chair of the Electronic Records and Government Records sections and, most recently, on the Dictionary Working Group, which has enabled him to demonstrate his love of words; and

WHEREAS he served on the Council from 2012 to 2015, during which time he was a vital contributor to Council discussions and deliberations and an active liaison to numerous component groups; and

WHEREAS craft beer sales near the SAA Headquarters have seen a noticeable drop in revenue since Geoffrey retired from the Council; and

WHEREAS after recently completing a full three-year term on the SAA Council and preparing to pursue other interests and challenges, Geoffrey agreed to put his name forward for election to the vacant one-year Council seat for the greater good of the organization;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the Society of American Archivists recognizes Geoffrey Huth for his many contributions to the archives profession and his ongoing commitment to SAA.