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Legislation #: 030125 Introduction Date: 1/30/2003
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/30/2003
Sponsor: MAYOR & COUNCIL
Title: Honoring Health Department employee Thomas M. Maddox on the occasion of his retirement for over 25 years of outstanding service to Kansas City.

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1/30/2003

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RESOLUTION NO. 030125

 

Honoring Health Department employee Thomas M. Maddox on the occasion of his retirement for over 25 years of outstanding service to Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, Thomas M. Maddox will officially step down from his position as Deputy Director of Health of the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department on January 31, 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, Tom Maddox has exhibited a highly respected career as the Chief Operating Officer for a 200 employee Health Department with an annual budget of $50 million since 1984 and who also served as Interim Director of Health between the terms of Directors Dr. Richard Biery and Dr. Rex Archer; and

 

WHEREAS, Tom Maddox started with the City in October, 1977 working as a Chief Probation Officer for the Kansas City Community Services Department until 1984; and

 

WHEREAS, Tom Maddox has been a strong public health leader in Kansas City, serving on the Truman Medical Center Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Truman Medical Center Joint Professional Conference Committee, the Truman Medical Center Building and Grounds Committee, the Metropolitan Ambulance Board of Trustees, the Swope Ridge Geriatric Center Board of Directors, and the Missouri Institute for Community Health Advisory Board; and

 

WHEREAS, Tom Maddox has provided wise and professional counsel to the Missouri Department of Health Core Functions Committee, to the Department of Healths Model Agency Project Team, to the Missouri Association of Local Public Health Agencies, where he served as Chair Elect (1997-1999), Chair (1999-2001) and Past Chair (2002) and to the National Association of County and City Health Officials; and

 

WHEREAS, Tom Maddox retired from the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Service Corps after 25 years of active and reserve duty including a tour in Vietnam from 1969-1970, and the Desert Storm/Persian Gulf War from 1990-1991, and was given many military honors, including the Bronze Star; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby express to Thomas M. Maddox on the occasion of his retirement from City service, their heartiest best wishes and sincere appreciation for his 25 years of dedicated and outstanding service to the citizens of Kansas City; 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 him in token of the respect and genuine gratitude of the Mayor and Council for his outstanding service to the City and extending best wishes for continued success in the public health field in Arlington County, Virginia.

 

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