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Legislation #: 080283 Introduction Date: 3/20/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/20/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, GOTTSTEIN, JOLLY, MARCASON AND SHARP
Title: Expressing sympathy on the death of Cathleen Connealy

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3/14/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/20/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080283

 

Expressing sympathy on the death of Cathleen Connealy

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri has learned of the passing of Cathy Connealy on December, 29, 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, on May 28, 2008, the Committee for County Progress will posthumously honor Cathy Connealy as the recipient of the CCPs Third Annual Harry Wiggins Public Service Award; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy was born October 2, 1947 in Denver, Colorado and was the wife of Jack B. Hurst for 30 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy graduated from Visitation School in 1961, St. Teresas Academy in 1965 and Avila College in 1969, UMKC Law School in 1976 and received her Masters in taxation from UMKC in 1979; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy began her career as a social worker at the Jackson County Juvenile Court before attending and graduating law school; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy was among 10 founders of the Riederer Eisberg & Walsh Law Firm, currently Slough Connealy Irwin & Madden which was established to pursue social justice; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy spent her life pursuing social justice in her work for affordable housing, battered women, the Womens Political Caucus, gay and lesbian rights and other progressive causes and candidates; and

 

WHEREAS, Cathy dedicated her life to the downtrodden, disadvantaged and needy and will be sorely missed; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Cathleen Connealy for her contributions to the Kansas City area and that the Council take special note of her death on December 29, 2007; 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 Jack B. Hurst, husband, Fred Slough, law partner, and Steve Bough and Bob Mayer, Committee for County Progress, in token of the sadness felt by the Mayor and Council on this occasion.

 

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