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Legislation #: 140388 Introduction Date: 5/15/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., SHARP, CIRCO, WAGNER, JOHNSON, TAYLOR, DAVIS, GLOVER, FORD, MARCASON, CURLS AND REED
Title: Honoring graduates of the Citizens’ Engagement University.

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5/14/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/15/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140388

 

Honoring graduates of the Citizens’ Engagement University.

 

WHEREAS, the City values the involvement and commitment of its citizens and recognizes this engagement helps us address our issues and work towards creating an even more vibrant city; and

 

WHEREAS, to accomplish this goal the Citizens Engagement University was founded in 2014; 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 included: Local Government 101, public safety, public health initiatives, public works and capital maintenance, neighborhood codes, waste management, budgeting and involvement in the City processes; and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, twenty citizens participated in the inaugural class and attended seven – 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, learned about ways to participate and volunteer; and

 

WHEREAS, ultimately, this knowledge will improve the quality of life for residents and assist in building a livable community; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the graduates of the Citizens’ 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 hereby be presented to the graduates with the recognition of the Mayor and Council to all graduates and facilitators of the inaugural Citizens’ Engagement University and expressing their gratitude for their efforts to make our City a world-class location.

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