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Legislation #: 100093 Introduction Date: 2/4/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/14/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS HERMANN, CIRCO, CURLS, MARCASON, RILEY, SKAGGS, GOTTSTEIN, SHARP, FORD, JOLLY, FUNKHOUSER, JOHNSON AND SANDERS BROOK
Title: Congratulating Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Executive Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, on being selected to receive the 2010 Hospitality Leadership Award.

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2/1/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/4/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100093

 

Congratulating Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Executive Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, on being selected to receive the 2010 Hospitality Leadership Award.

WHEREAS, the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Kansas City has selected Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Executive Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, to receive the 2010 Hospitality Leadership Award; and

 

WHEREAS, the award is given annually to honor a distinguished member of the local community for his/her contribution to Kansas City and the hospitality industry over a period of several years; and

 

WHEREAS, recipients are selected for achievements in promoting Kansas City as a destination, bringing in new business activity, or developing a tourist attraction; and

 

WHEREAS, Oscar McGaskey, Jr., has many achievements in these areas which include, overseeing $150 million expansion and technology upgrade of the Convention Center which now features one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country, receiving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver Certification for the Bartle Hall Grand Ballroom Project by incorporating green solutions, implementing a booking and scheduling policy which clearly defines the City’s booking policies and effectively managing events and avoiding conflicts, maintaining a 92% customer service satisfaction rating based on surveys, implementing a comprehensive strategic plan, receiving Prime Site Awards for 2008 and 2009 from Facilities and Destinations magazine in New York, maximizing use of event and entertainment space to increase revenues, achieving budget surplus in fiscal years 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, and providing effective management and coordination of events from planning to execution; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Executive Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities, on being selected to receive the 2010 Hospitality Leadership Award; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Oscar McGaskey, Jr., in token of the high esteem and regard with which he is held by the Mayor and Council.

 

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