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Legislation #: 180998 Introduction Date: 12/20/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHIELDS, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, JAMES, JR., TAYLOR, REED, CANADY, HALL, FOWLER, JUSTUS AND WAGNER
Title: Recognizing the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods.

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12/19/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/20/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180998

 

Recognizing the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods.

 

WHEREAS, the University of Kansas City-Missouri’s Center for Neighborhoods, housed in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, opened its doors to the public on April 23, 2016, at 4747 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64110; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center for Neighborhoods through the efforts of Senator Shalonn “Kiki” Curls secured funds to open the center designed to meet the critical needs of Kansas City’s neighborhoods; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center for Neighborhoods through an equity lens provides Asset-based Community Development leadership training, organizational development, applied urban planning research and technical assistance to Kansas City neighborhood leaders, advocates and residents; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center for Neighborhoods by being a catalyst for university-community partnerships help to serve the needs of the Kansas City area neighborhoods by empowering, equipping and engaging with neighborhood organizations to help them improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods, in their city, their state and the nation; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center for Neighborhoods outreach and engagement programs reflect community-identified priorities in the areas of neighborhood leadership and governance, planning and development, technology and communications, and health and safety; and

 

WHEREAS, the Center for Neighborhoods, in collaboration and in solidarity with KC Healthy Kids, the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition, and Community Health Council of Wyandotte County engaged communities, neighborhood leaders and residents in grassroots advocacy and leadership around food security and conservation efforts in conjunction with passage and implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their profound respect for the expertise and professionalism exhibited by the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods for their urban-serving mission to empower, equip and engage neighborhood leaders, residents and advocates; 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 the University of Missouri Kansas City’s Center for Neighborhoods.

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