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Legislation #: 120420 Introduction Date: 5/3/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/13/2012
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, REED, BROOKS, CIRCO, CURLS, DAVIS, FORD, GLOVER, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, MARCASON, TAYLOR AND WAGNER
Title: Celebrating Dr. Marjorie Williams’ lifetime of serving, inspiring and loving our community’s children.

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5/1/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/3/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120420

 

 

Celebrating Dr. Marjorie Williams’ lifetime of serving, inspiring and loving our community’s children.

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Marjorie Williams is retiring as Superintendent of Schools for the Hickman Mills School District; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams is the first African American female to be appointed to the highest administrative post in the 110-year history of the Hickman Mills C-1 School District; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams received her initial education in the Kansas City, Missouri School district, graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri and received her Master’s Degree in Urban Education and her Doctorate Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams worked in the Columbia, Ferguson-Florissant and Kansas City School Districts before coming to Hickman Mills and served as an adjunct professor at Baker, Ottawa and Kansas State universities; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams is an extremely active community leader, serving on numerous boards, who has received an array of awards from throughout the greater Kansas City area; and

 

WHEREAS, Dr. Williams has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential African-Americans in Kansas City, and has received the Family Advocate Award from Cornerstones of Care, the “Shero” Award from Metropolitan Community College (Penn Valley Campus), the Harold Holliday Award from the Missouri Black Caucus, the Honorary Kentucky Colonel Award from the Governor of Kentucky and the Outstanding Local Educator Award from the national Council on Educating Black Children; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby celebrate Dr. Williams’ lifetime of serving, inspiring and loving our community’s children; 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 Dr. Marjorie Williams with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for her four decades of dedicated work as an educator.  

 

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