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Legislation #: 120415 Introduction Date: 5/3/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/13/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, CURLS, CIRCO, DAVIS, SHARP, FORD, BROOKS, WAGNER, TAYLOR, GLOVER, MARCASON, JAMES, JR. AND JOHNSON
Title: Congratulating Alvin Brooks on his 80th birthday.

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DateMinutesDescription
5/1/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120415

 

 

Congratulating Alvin Brooks on his 80th birthday.

 

WHEREAS, Alvin Brooks grew up in the Leeds Dunbar section of Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Brooks attended Dunbar Elementary School and went on to R.T. Coles Vocational School where he met Carol Rich and they were married in 1950 and had 6 children together; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Brooks began his career with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department in June 1954; and


WHEREAS, in 1968, Mr. Brooks was named Director of Kansas City’s Human Relations Department, the first African-American to be appointed head of any City department, was promoted to Assistant City Manager in 1972; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1977, in the wake of several unsolved murders, Mr. Brooks convened a group of concerned citizens and the AdHoc Group Against Crime was born; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Brooks was elected to the Kansas City Missouri City Council in 1999 and re-elected in 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Brooks has a Missouri Lifetime Teacher’s Certificate and was awarded the Alumni of the Year Award from UMKC; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 4, 2012 Mr. Brooks will be honored with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree by the UMKC College of Arts and Sciences; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate Alvin Brooks on his 80th birthday; 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 Alvin Brooks with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his many years of dedicated service to this community.

 

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