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Legislation #: 140969 Introduction Date: 11/6/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., CIRCO, SHARP, CURLS, DAVIS, REED, MARCASON AND WAGNER
Title: Honoring graduates of the Community Engagement University.

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DateMinutesDescription
11/5/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/6/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140969

 

Honoring graduates of the Community Engagement University.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City values involvement and commitment of its citizens and recognizes this engagement helps address our common issues and work towards creating a vibrant city; and

 

WHEREAS, the Community Engagement University was founded in the Spring of 2014 to accomplish the goal of engaging the community; and

 

WHEREAS, the objectives of the series is to promote informed and involved residents through education about local government, fostering communication and involvement, empowering residents with knowledge and skills, and encouraging involvement in the community; and

 

WHEREAS, informative topics of the series included: Local Government 101, public safety, public health initiatives, public works and capital maintenance, neighborhood codes, waste management, and budgeting and involvement in the City processes; and

 

WHEREAS, the University is a free, hands-on, interactive program for Kansas City residents 18 years of age and older; and

 

WHEREAS, twenty- five citizens participated in the Fall 2014 class and attended eight – two hour sessions; and

 

WHEREAS, participants who complete the course will have gained a better understanding of how local government functions, met and learned from departmental staff about City services, and learned about ways to participate and volunteer; and

 

WHEREAS, ultimately, this knowledge will improve the quality of life for residents and assist in creating a city that is BEST; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor graduates of the Community Engagement University; 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 graduates with the recognition by the Mayor and Council of the graduates and facilitators of the Fall 2014 Citizens’ Engagement University and expressing gratitude for their efforts to make our City a world-class location filled with educated and engaged citizens.

 

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