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Legislation #: 080417 Introduction Date: 4/24/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP, SKAGGS, HERMANN, RILEY AND JOHNSON
Title: Commending Professor Edwin T. Hood upon his retirement at UMKC Law School and thanking him for his service to this community.

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4/21/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/24/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080417

 

Commending Professor Edwin T. Hood upon his retirement at UMKC Law School and thanking him for his service to this community.

 

WHEREAS, Edwin T. Hood has devoted his professional life to teaching law school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City from 1970 till 2008, beginning as an Associate Professor of Law and then M. Hullen Professor of Law at UMKC; and

 

WHEREAS, Professor Hood taught a generation of lawyers here in Kansas City the fundamentals of tax law, tax accounting and estate planning, thereby enriching the legal community and having a positive impact on the community at large; and

 

WHEREAS, Professor Hood engaged in a wide variety of activities and initiatives benefiting the Kansas City community, including acting as Co-Director of the Grant Maintenance of a Multiracial Neighborhood, and being Co-Director of The Tenant Selection Process of Public Housing in Kansas City, Missouri, and being the Director of The Internal Revenue Service Grant to Support Low Income Tax Payer Clinics and founding the Low Income Tax Payer Clinic in Kansas City and being a Director of the 4963 Neighborhood Coalition and being a member of the Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Professor Hoods distinguished legal career has caused him to be called upon for many fund raising efforts at UMKC as well as a wide variety of appointments at numerous law firms throughout Kansas City and his related publications of articles related to tax and estate and estate planning for the last thirty years; and

 

WHEREAS, Professor Hood has devoted his life and career to the betterment of his fellow human beings within the law school community; within the legal community at large; and within the greater Kansas City community through devotion to a wide variety of initiatives and activities whose common denominator is a the betterment of our community at large; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby commend Professor Edwin T. Hood upon his retirement at UMKC Law School and we thank him for his service to this community; 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 Edwin T. Hood with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for his many endeavors during his retirement years.

 

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