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Legislation #: 010822 Introduction Date: 5/31/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/31/2001
Title: Recognizing and honoring Gurnie C. Gunter on the occasion of his election as President of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies.

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Recognizing and honoring Gurnie C. Gunter on the occasion of his election as President of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies.


WHEREAS, Gurnie C. Gunter, Director of Water Services, was duly elected by the members of the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies (AMSA) to serve as their President for 2001-2002; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Gunter has served as the Director of the Water Services Department since 1994 and as such has been increasingly involved in AMSAs activities; and


WHEREAS, AMSA represents the interests of more than 250 of the countrys publicly-owned wastewater treatment agencies which collectively serve the majority of the sewered population in the United States and treat and reclaim more than 18 billion gallons of wastewater each day; and


WHEREAS, AMSA is involved in all facets of water quality protection and has and continues to build credible, collaborative relationships with members of Congress and Presidential administrations; and


WHEREAS, for over 30 years AMSA has worked with EPA and Congress to promote science-based, technically sound and cost-effective approaches to the development and implementation of our nations key environmental programs; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Gunter, as Director of Kansas Citys Water Services Department, has a wealth of knowledge and experience to contribute to this National organization and its environmental and industry related efforts; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Gunter will lead and direct, in the coming year, an organization that is recognized nationally as a leader in environmental policy and a sought-after technical resource on water quality and ecosystem protection issues; and


WHEREAS, Kansas City Government is gratified that a member of its Professional Team has achieved this position of honor and national responsibility; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council hereby express their congratulations to Mr. Gunter for being elected to this highly respected position; 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 Mr. Gunter in token of their respect and high regard and their best wishes for a successful year as AMSA President and continued professional growth.