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Legislation #: 060945 Introduction Date: 8/31/2006
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BLACKWOOD
Title: Recognizing Jud Palmer on his many contributions to the citizens of Kansas City.

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8/28/2006 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/31/2006 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 060945

 

Recognizing Jud Palmer on his many contributions to the citizens of Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, in 1989, MAST had taken over the ambulance service from a private company and was using its company, Emergency Providers, Inc., to directly run the ambulance service; and

 

WHEREAS, Jud Palmer was a principal in Bingham & Company who undertook the development, planning and funding the employees to own and operate their own company, American Ambulance Providers, Inc. which then purchased EPI from MAST; and

 

WHEREAS, Jud Palmer was instrumental in the creation and establishment of American Ambulance Providers, Inc. and in finding financing for the American Ambulance Providers, Inc. and EPI despite many obstacles and refusals by lenders because of the unusual nature of the company as entirely employee owned; and

 

WHEREAS, Jud Palmer invested both his time and funds to make the dream of an employee owned company a reality; and

 

WHEREAS, Jud Palmer assumed the position of President and CEO of EPI early and was one of the original directors of American Ambulance Providers, Inc. and EPI; and

 

WHEREAS, during Jud Palmers leadership, Kansas Citys ambulance system grew to serve in two states and numerous cities in the Kansas City area and EPI became one of the top ambulance services in the nation, and clinically became one of the best in the country; and

 

WHEREAS, Jud Palmers leadership enabled the employee owned company to provide invaluable services to the people of the Kansas City area; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Jud Palmer for his many contributions to the citizens 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 Jud Palmer with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his dedication and service to the community.

 

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