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Legislation #: 910039 Introduction Date: 1/10/1991
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/10/1991
Sponsor: None
Title: Honoring Janice M. Kelly for her role as a model advocate for persons with disabilities.

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1/9/1991

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1/10/1991

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RESOLUTION NO. 910039

 

Honoring Janice M. Kelly for her role as a model advocate for persons with disabilities.

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WHEREAS, Janice M. Kelly has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Very Special Arts Missouri, an international organization designed to provide art experience to people with and without physical and mental challenges; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Kelly has long been a model advocate for persons with disabilities, earning the Worker of the Year Award from Goodwill Industries in 1978, the Community Service Award from the National Council of Negro Women in 1978, Woman of the Year from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in 1981, the Jefferson Award from WDAF-TV in 1982, and the Professional Disabled Woman of the Year by Pilot Club International in 1986; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Kelly was crowned Miss Wheelchair Missouri in 1976 and 3rd place in the Miss Wheelchair America competition; and

 

WHEREAS, Ms. Kelly obtained a B.A. in Sociology from Grambling University in 1969 and a Master of Arts from Ohio University in Athens in 1970; and

 

WHEREAS, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries, the Pilot Club of Kansas City, the Task Force Advisory Committee for the Full Employment Council, as well as the Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities, all to encourage the full participation of persons with disabilities in productive community life; and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council desire to recognize Ms. Kelly's contributions to this community in this regard; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council honor Ms. Janice M. Kelly on her appointment to the Board of Directors of the Very Special Arts Missouri and recognize her fine contributions to this community through her work for persons with disabilities; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council and a copy be furnished to Ms. Kelly in token of the high esteem in which she is regarded by the Mayor and Council of Kansas City.