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Legislation #: 160727 Introduction Date: 9/22/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., WAGNER, HALL, REED, SHIELDS, TAYLOR, JUSTUS, MCMANUS, FOWLER, CANADY AND BARNES JR.
Title: Recognizing the Office of Cultural _ Creative Services as the recipient of Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Alchemy Award.

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9/21/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/22/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160727

 

Recognizing the Office of Cultural & Creative Services as the recipient of Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Alchemy Award.

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor’s Task Force on the Arts developed the Arts Convergence plan that recommended the creation of the Office of Cultural and Creative Services (OCCS); and

 

WHEREAS, this office was created in 2015 to lead cultural development efforts and whose mission is to serve Kansas City residents by bolstering and catalyzing arts, culture and creativity and by leveraging the arts as a strategy for economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and cultural vitality for its citizens; and

 

WHEREAS, Megan Crigger became the first Director of Creative Services and immediately began an ambitious and robust plan to accomplish the ten objectives in the plan; and

 

WHEREAS, Missouri Economic Development honored the Office in 2016 with its inaugural Alchemy Award for outstanding work to encourage economic development throughout Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, examples of the Office’s efforts to promote economic vitality include the formation of ArtCap Micro-loan and Justine Petersen Micro-loan Program that both provide local artists with valuable capital to develop their artistic businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, another example is the partnership with the Kansas City Film & Media Office to create the Film Development Program to provide incentives for local and national film business; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the outstanding efforts of Megan Crigger and the Office of Cultural & Creative Services; 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 the Office of Cultural & Creative Services for their important contributions to the cultural and economic vitality of our City.

 

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