Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Tess Brady of Stanford

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Tess Brady of Stanford, Montana for her dedication to making the Stanford community a better place through her non-profit, Stanford Beautification. 

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve

 The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

                             MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I rise today to recognize Tess Brady, a lifelong resident of Stanford, Montana. Montanans pride themselves in their care and deep respect for all aspects of our communities, and Tess Brady’s commitment to bettering Stanford is no exception.

     Tess is the founder of Stanford Beautification, a non-profit effort that continuously provides service to improve the appearance of Main Street in Stanford. Tess does an amazing job multi-tasking the various ongoing projects she directs. While her many loyal and generous helpers are critical to these efforts, she is the real fireball behind the projects.

     One ongoing project Tess devotes herself to is the planting and upkeep of flower displays along Main Street and at the Stanford Courthouse. She takes a water tank on the back of an ATV every day during the summer and waters the flowers— a loving gesture that takes her most of the day. 

     When fall comes around, you can find Tess working and delegating tasks for the Scarecrow Festival – a seasonal event that began as a competition among businesses and town people to decorate Main Street.  In winter, Tess devotes her time to maintaining Christmas decorations throughout the season, despite Montana’s snowy winters.

     It makes me incredibly proud to see a Montanan so devoted and loyal to her town. Tess truly represents the fundamental Montana values of hard work and service, and I’m grateful for the work she does for the Stanford community.