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Legislation #: 160741 Introduction Date: 9/29/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS TAYLOR, JUSTUS, SHIELDS, REED, CANADY, LUCAS, JAMES, JR., BARNES JR., HALL, WAGNER, LOAR, FOWLER AND MCMANUS
Title: Declaring September 30, 2016, as UMKC Blue Roo Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

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9/26/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/29/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160741

 

Declaring September 30, 2016, as UMKC Blue Roo Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, the University of Kansas City officially opened its doors on October 1, 1933; and

 

WHEREAS, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) honors its founding each year during this week with its Founders’ Week celebration, and

 

WHEREAS, UMKC’s mission is to lead in life and health sciences, to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts, to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education, and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience; and

 

WHEREAS, UMKC’s mascot is the Kangaroo, originally drawn by Walt Disney, and its campus colors are blue and gold; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 49,000 of UMKC’s 118,000 alumni of record live and work here in the Kansas City metropolitan area; and

 

WHEREAS, the UMKC Alumni Association celebrates that legacy of impact during Founders’ Week each year by encouraging alumni, the campus community and the City to wear UMKC blue on Blue Roo Day on October 1, which is being observed on September 30 in 2016; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare Friday, September 30, 2016, as UMKC Blue Roo Day; 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 representatives of the aforementioned partners with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for its many contributions to our community.

 

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