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Legislation #: 080196 Introduction Date: 2/21/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/28/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SHARP AND COUNCILMEMBER JOLLY
Title: Honoring George E. Hicks for his lifetime of civic service to the community and for his service on the Silver Haired City Council, the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee and the Municipal Judicial Nominating Committee.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/20/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/21/2008 Held on Docket (2/28/2008)
2/28/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080196

 

Honoring George E. Hicks for his lifetime of civic service to the community and for his service on the Silver Haired City Council, the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee and the Municipal Judicial Nominating Committee.

 

WHEREAS, George E. Hicks grew up in the Central High School district and attended Kansas City University and was involved in its transition to UMKC where he graduated in the Class of 1942; and

 

WHEREAS, George has been a member of the Kansas City, Missouri Silver Haired City Council for four years and served on the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee and was a member of the Municipal Judicial Nominating Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, George has devoted many years of service to the metropolitan area by serving as a board member of the KC Chapter of the American Red Cross, the YMCA, the Citizens Association, and the Heart of America Eye Center, and as a member of the Missouri Historical Society and the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City. He organized the Red Bridge YMCA and was its first chairman, and was a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor; and

 

WHEREAS, George was past president of the Naturalization Council, Native Sons of Greater Kansas City, 40 Year Ago Club, Pioneer Park Committee, Kessler Society, Russell-Majors-Waddell National Historic Association, Alexander Majors Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and was Brotherhood Chairman of the National Conference of Christians & Jews, and past Commander of American Legion Post No. 50; and

 

WHEREAS, in a unique partnership between the Native Sons of the Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department, George was the driving force in a twelve-year Boone-Hayes Park project which is the site of the Boone-Hayes Cemetery and final resting place of Daniel Morgan Boone, son of pioneer Daniel Boone and one of the Kansas City areas first settlers; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor George E. Hicks for his lifetime of civic service to the community and especially for his service on the Silver Haired City Council, the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund Committee and the Municipal Judicial Nominating Committee; 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 George E. Hicks with the appreciation and highest regard from the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the many ways that he has served the community over the years.

 

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