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Legislation #: 081158 Introduction Date: 11/20/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/20/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JOLLY, HERMANN, CIRCO, FORD, GOTTSTEIN, MARCASON, SKAGGS, CURLS, FUNKHOUSER, JOHNSON, RILEY, SHARP AND SANDERS BROOK
Title: Honoring Joel Cerwick on his retirement after 40 years of service to Burns _ McDonnell.

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DateMinutesDescription
11/14/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/20/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 081158

 

Honoring Joel Cerwick on his retirement after 40 years of service to Burns & McDonnell.

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwick is the last active member of the senior management group who at great personal financial risk provided capital that made possible the employee buyout of Burns & McDonnell in 1985; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwick has been a Burns & McDonnell officer since 1985, a member of the Board of Directors since 1988, and Chairman since 2004; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwicks leadership over a 40-year career helped set a course allowing Burns & McDonnell to become one of the most successful engineering, architectural and construction firms in the nation; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwicks leadership in the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, American Council of Engineering Companies and numerous other engineering organizations has ensured continuing excellence in training and accreditation of hundreds of engineering professionals; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwicks reputation for integrity has earned him the friendship and respect of countless professionals serving in municipal and county governments nationwide; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwick has always been a change agent who made things happen for Burns & McDonnell since joining the firm in 1968; and

 

WHEREAS, Joel Cerwicks forward thinking leadership, entrepreneurial vision, dedication to service and genuine humility have left a lasting legacy for Burns & McDonnell and the community of Kansas City, Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby commend Joel Cerwick upon his retirement from Burns & McDonnell 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 Joel Cerwick with the best wishes of the Mayor and Council for his many endeavors that will undoubtedly continue during his retirement years.

 

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