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Legislation #: 021403 Introduction Date: 11/26/2002
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/26/2002
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Recognizing the City Market upon its receipt of the Award of Distinction, the highest honor given to a public market in North America, at the 5th Annual International Public Market Conference in New York.

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RESOLUTION NO. 021403

 

Recognizing the City Market upon its receipt of the Award of Distinction, the highest honor given to a public market in North America, at the 5th Annual International Public Market Conference in New York.

 

WHEREAS, the City Market recently received the Great Markets/Great Cities Award of Distinction, the most prestigious award given to an individual market in North America, at the 5th Annual International Public Market Conference this month in New York. The Award of Distinction was given to the City Market because it is a major public market in North America that has significantly added to the social, economic and environmental health and well being of its City; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Market was recognized for its positive effect on the surrounding neighborhood over the last decade; its contribution to downtown by attracting patrons from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area; being the strongest and largest farmers market in the Midwest; and developing the Markets potential as a public place and entertainment venue with events such as Cinco de Mayo, the Fourth of July Celebration and a venue for fourteen House of Blues concerts during the last year, in addition to its day-to-day market functions; its innovative efforts to attract diverse populations such as senior citizens during HealthNet Wednesdays, younger generations during successful concert series as well as reaching families through the Women with Infant Children Program (WIC); and its creative approaches in development of strategies to address its problems; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Market Oversight Committee, chaired by Councilwoman Bonnie Sue Cooper, Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate, the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority of Kansas City and City staff have worked very hard to continually improve the Market and deserve credit for this award; and

 

WHEREAS, Gus Schumacher, former Under Secretary of Agriculture and member of the selection committee presented the award to Lou Steele of Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate, the firm that manages the City Market, lauded the City Markets importance as the largest farmers market in the Midwest and its success in attracting diverse populations to the City Market; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council are proud of the City Market and the people responsible for its success and appreciate the Markets tenants and customers; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express their pride and delight in the recognition of the City Market at the 5th Annual International Public Market Conference in New York earlier this month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the minutes of the Council and a copy presented to Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate in token of the Councils pleasure at the recognition given to the City Market at this national conference

 

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