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Legislation #: 070518 Introduction Date: 4/26/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable Alvin Brooks for his service as Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilmember from the Sixth District.

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4/24/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/26/2007 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 070518

 

Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable Alvin Brooks for his service as Mayor Pro Tem and At-Large Councilmember from the Sixth District.

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Alvin Brooks has proudly served as the Mayor Pro Tem since his appointment by Mayor Kay Barnes in 1999 and as the At-Large Councilmember from the Sixth District since his election in 1999 and reelection in 2003; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Brooks began his six decades journey in 1954 as a detective with the City Police Department; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1968, he organized the Citys Human Relations Department and served as the Departments first director, while becoming the first African American to serve as a City department head; and

 

WHEREAS, he effectively served in this role until 1984 when he was selected to serve the City in a new role, Assistant City Manager; and

 

WHEREAS, in addition to serving as Mayor Pro Tem, he has served as Vice Chair of the Aviation Committee and Finance Committee, chaired the Public Safety Committee, the Police Capital Improvements Oversight Committee and the Police Site Selection Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Brooks championed inclusiveness in City contracting and helped the City experience a renaissance in its urban core; and

 

WHEREAS, over the years he has been honored numerous times by many different bodies and institutions and being named by President George H.W. Bush as one of America's 1,000 Points of Light; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Brooks life of dedicated service to others has earned him the acknowledgement, 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 Alvin Brooks for his life of unparalleled service to Kansas City and its citizens; 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 Alvin Brooks as a token of the high esteem in which he is held.

 

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