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Legislation #: 051101 Introduction Date: 9/8/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Honoring the Foster Grandparent Program of Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties of Missouri.

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9/6/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/8/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 051101

 

Honoring the Foster Grandparent Program of Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties of Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the Foster Grandparent Program began on August 28, 1965, as a national demonstration effort of low-income persons, aged 60 or over, who have the maturity and experience to establish personal relationships with children having either exceptional or special needs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Foster Grandparent Program came to the Kansas City metropolitan area in 1976 with sponsorship transferred to the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, City of Kansas City, Missouri, in April 1985, and currently involves 98 Foster Grandparents serving 42 childrens service agencies in the three county area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Kansas City, Missouri Foster Grandparent Program will honor these Foster Grandparents and the 40th anniversary of the Program at the annual Red Rose Tea, which will be held on September 9, 2005; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their appreciation to the Neighborhood and Community Services Department and to the Foster Grandparent Program for their 40 years of dedicated service to the children of this nation and of Kansas City; 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 Lester Washington, Director of Neighborhood and Community Services Department; Brenda Lax, Program Manager of the Foster Grandparent Program; Ira Sharpe, Harriet Broaden and Dorothy Trumbull, Foster Grandparents; and Elaine Dunn, Chair of the Foster Grandparent Program Advisory Council, in token of the appreciation of the Mayor and Council and in celebration of 40 years of dedicated service to the children in our nation and our community.

 

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