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Legislation #: 110326 Introduction Date: 4/28/2011
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/8/2011
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FORD, FUNKHOUSER, JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, MARCASON, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable Terry Riley, for his service as Councilmember representing the Fifth District.

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4/27/2011 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/28/2011 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 110326

 

Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable Terry Riley, for his service as Councilmember representing the Fifth District.

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Terry Riley has proudly served as the Councilmember for the Fifth District on the City Council since being elected at a special election in October 2000 and re-elected in 2003 and 2007; and

 

WHEREAS, he has tirelessly served the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, most recently as the Chair of the Transportation Committee, but also as Chair of the Operations Committee and Planning and Zoning Committee, as well as a member of the Finance and Audit and Legislative Committees; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Riley has been actively involved in representing the interests of cities in national forums, such as serving as the Past President of NBC-LEO, and on the National League of Cities Board; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Riley has further contributed to the enhancement of life of all Kansas Citians as well as this region by supporting and often serving on many diverse boards and commissions among those being, an EDC Board Member, the Boys and Girls Club, an advisory board member of the Greater Kansas City Job Corps, Operation PUSH, Good Samaritan Project, and Genesis School; and

 

WHEREAS, his passion for Kansas City has been evidenced by his support of community education efforts through Riley’s Readers and Annual Back to School Rally, and programs such as WOW – With Ownership Wealth, Smart Home Communities, fighting against blighted housing, revitalization of the Prospect Avenue corridor, and his commitment to encouraging minority participation on City projects; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Riley’s unrelenting commitment to Kansas City has earned him a well-deserved reputation as a hard-working and diligent public servant whose distinguished tenure on behalf of all Kansas Citians merits the acknowledgment, appreciation, and gratitude of the Council; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby extend their wholehearted and genuine appreciation to Councilman Terry Riley for the countless hours of dedicated service he has devoted to Kansas City and its citizens over his ten and one-half years as Councilmember representing the Fifth District; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council as testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Councilman Terry Riley, as a token of the high esteem in which he is held.

 

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