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Legislation #: 120078 Introduction Date: 1/26/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/5/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, FORD, MARCASON, JAMES, JR., CIRCO, WAGNER, JOHNSON, DAVIS, GLOVER, REED, CURLS AND BROOKS
Title: Congratulating the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2012 Prime Site Award by Facilities _ Destinations Magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

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DateMinutesDescription
1/23/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
1/26/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120078

 

Congratulating the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2012 Prime Site Award by Facilities & Destinations Magazine for the sixth consecutive year.

 

WHEREAS, Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Awards are based on the opinions of meeting planners, association executives and trade show managers who produce meetings and conventions in convention centers in the United States and Canada; and

 

WHEREAS, the criteria for the award includes attractiveness and functionality of convention centers, technological capabilities, quality of staff, food and beverage operation, internet access, size and quality of meeting space; and

 

WHEREAS, the Convention Center is considered a prime location in the heart of downtown Kansas City, minutes from restaurants, hotels and entertainment, and just a short drive from the Kansas City International Airport; and

 

WHEREAS, the Convention Center offers approximately 388,800 square feet of exhibit space, 48 state of the art meeting rooms, a 2,400 seat fine arts theatre, and an arena that seats more than 10,700 people; and

 

WHEREAS, the Grand Ballroom, which has previously been awarded the LEED Silver rating by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a 40,400 square foot room that can be expanded to 46,600 square feet, making it one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2012 Prime Site Award by Facilities & Destinations Magazine for the sixth consecutive year; 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 Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the outstanding job that he and his staff have done to promote our Convention and Entertainment Facilities.

 

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