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Legislation #: 100967 Introduction Date: 11/18/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 12/19/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS RILEY, SHARP, FUNKHOUSER, CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, JOLLY, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK AND SKAGGS
Title: Honoring Carol Hallquist for her service as Chairwoman to the Friends of the Zoo.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/17/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/18/2010 Held on Docket (12/9/2010)
12/9/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100967

 

Honoring Carol Hallquist for her service as Chairwoman to the Friends of the Zoo.

 

WHEREAS, Carol Hallquist has been on the Board of the Friends of the Zoo for nine years and from October 2008 to October 2010 was Chairwoman; and

 

WHEREAS, some of the most significant achievements made by Carol Hallquist during her tenure was that she got the Kansas City Zoological District Tax Legislation passed which allows for voters in four counties to vote on a tax to support the Kansas City Zoo, and she also created a new vision statement, established a new strategic plan, raised Zoo attendance from January through November, 2010 to over 600,000, and the Friends of the Zoo membership record in 2010 was 18,767 households; and

 

WHEREAS, some of the exhibits that have opened under Carol Hallquist include an $11 million project that brought a vote to Kansas Citians to bring the polar bears back, 12 new reptile species exhibits, renovation of a 30 year old exhibit for birds with a transformation of the original 1909 Zoo building for the Tropics, and a new Cheetah Board Walk which brings guests closer to the cats; and

 

WHEREAS, the African exhibit has a new Lion Viewing Deck, a Lion Cool Zone where you can look at the king of the jungle nose-to-nose and African viewing decks that gives guests shade and seating to view all of Africa’s greatest species; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Carol Hallquist for her service as Chairwoman to the Friends of the Zoo; 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 Carol Hallquist with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for her outstanding tenure as a Chairwoman and Board member of the Friends of the Zoo.

 

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