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Legislation #: 150284 Introduction Date: 4/16/2015
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, SHARP, HILL, REED, CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, MARCASON, DAVIS, TAYLOR AND JAMES, JR.
Title: Honoring the Pan American Association of Kansas City on its founding and declaring April 14, 2015, as Pan American Day and April 13-18, as Pan American Week.

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4/16/2015 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/16/2015 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 150284

 

Honoring the Pan American Association of Kansas City on its founding and declaring April 14, 2015, as Pan American Day and April 13-18, as Pan American Week.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri entered into public/private partnership to honorary name Grand Boulevard as the Grand Boulevard of the Americas and to display the flags of nations of the Americas who are voting member countries of the Organization of American States; and

 

WHEREAS, the Grand Boulevard of the Americas was dedicated on Pan American Day, April 14, 2008, in a ceremony attended by City officials, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, diplomats, guests and citizens of the Kansas City area; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pan American Association has been formed, as a result of this initiative, to:

·        Help enhance the community’s knowledge of the overall significance of the countries of the Americas to the United States, our shared historical and cultural ties, peace and security interests, and shared economic interests as well as shared interest with the Kansas City area; and

·        Help connect Kansas City with the Americas through educational, citizen diplomacy, political, cultural, and youth sports programs and activities; and

·        Help educate the community about the economic opportunities in the Americas, which contributes to prosperity for Kansas City companies; and

·        Help educate other Pan American countries about United States and Kansas City as well as help our City evolve into an internationally recognized city in the Americas; and

WHEREAS, Pan American Day, April 14, has become one of the significant anniversaries of the Continent and recognizes that Kansas City enjoys citizens who originated from countries of the Americas, and as we come together to build our economies, increase cooperation, and promote democracy. Our partnerships and shared principles will help us overcome challenges and build a safer and more prosperous future; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Council hereby honors the Pan American Association of Kansas City on its founding and declares April 14, 2015 as Pan American Day, and April 13-18 as Pan American Week; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to the Pan American Association of Kansas City in token and recognition of its efforts.

 

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