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Legislation #: 970226 Introduction Date: 3/20/1997
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/20/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER STACKHAUS
Title: Honoring Jose R. Gonzales and Carol Burns Bayer on being selected as 1997 Missouri Arts Award recipients.

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3/20/1997

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3/20/1997

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RESOLUTION NO. 970226

 

Honoring Jose R. Gonzales and Carol Burns Bayer on being selected as 1997 Missouri Arts Award recipients.

WHEREAS, Jose R. Gonzales has tirelessly endeavored to promote cross-cultural awareness, understanding, and respect; to educate the community at large on the diverse Latino cultures; and to provide an opportunity for Latinos to learn and preserve the histories and traditions of their multi-Hispanic cultures through music, dance and art; and

 

WHEREAS, Jose R. Gonzalez co-founded Fiesta Hispana, a small street fair which has grown to be the largest Hispanic gathering of the year - a two-day event each September which showcases the many Hispanic cultures and their facets through ethnic food booths, folkloric dance groups, and traditional and contemporary performing artists, and provides a tremendous opportunity for service organizations and Hispanic non-profit associations to promote their programs and services; and

 

WHEREAS, Carol Burns Bayer's is committed to the Medical Arts Symphony, a community orchestra comprised of medical professionals for whom she has repeatedly served as president. She also is an accomplished violinist and the founder and director of the Leopold Shopmaker Mid-America Violin Competition; and

 

WHEREAS, Carol Burns Bayer has managed many fundraising initiatives and volunteer organizations for the Kansas City Symphony, and provided advocacy on behalf of the Symphony and has assisted the growth of the organization's audience base; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby extend to Jose R. Gonzales and Carol Burns Bayer their most heartfelt congratulations on being the recipients of the 1997 Missouri Arts Award; 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 Jose R. Gonzales and Carol Burns Bayer with the best wishes of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.

 

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