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Legislation #: 910413 Introduction Date: 4/4/1991
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/4/1991
Sponsor: None
Title: Expressing appreciation to the honorable Joanne M. Collins as Councilmember-at-Large representing the Third District.

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Expressing appreciation to the honorable Joanne M. Collins as Councilmember-at-Large representing the Third District.


WHEREAS, Joanne M. Collins has diligently served the citizens of Kansas City for the past seventeen years, appointed Councilmember-at-Large, 3rd District in 1974 and re-elected for three terms thereafter; and


WHEREAS, during her distinguished career in public service, Mrs. Collins has held positions of leadership on the local, state and national levels including Chairman, Mid-America Regional Council; President, Missouri Municipal League; Advisory Council, National League of Cities; National Co-Chairman, National Black Republican Council and Commissioner, Missouri Commission on Human Rights; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Collins' concern for all aspects of the welfare of her constituents is reflected in her involvement in a wide range of activities including the Salvation Army, Y.W.C.A., Clymer Neighborhood Center, Jazz Commission, League of Women Voters, Truman Medical Center and Rose Brooks Center, to name only a few; and


WHEREAS, Mrs. Collins was named to the University of Kansas Women's Hall of Fame and as recipient of the Greater Kansas City Girl Scouts Women of Achievement Award, the Boys Club Builder of Boys Award, the Y.W.C.A. Volunteer Service Award and the Eleventh Episcopal District, A.M.E. Zion Church Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of her dedication and achievements; and


WHEREAS, Joanne Collins is held in highest esteem for her personal qualities --- her strength of character, her ability to make the right choice though it may not be the easy choice, her dedication to her family and her real concern about the impact of her decisions on the lives of others; and


WHEREAS, Joanne M. Collins remains an example of the integrity and dedication that those in public service strive to attain; NOW THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council, on behalf of the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, hereby thank Joanne M. Collins for seventeen years of outstanding public service as Councilmember-at-Large, 3rd District.


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 Councilmember Collins in token of the respect and affection with which she is regarded. _________________________________________________