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Legislation #: 070154 Introduction Date: 2/8/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Title: Honoring Lara Bradshaw Schopp.

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2/7/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/8/2007 Adopted

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Honoring Lara Bradshaw Schopp.


WHEREAS, Lara Bradshaw Schopp began her work with the City of Kansas City, Missouri in 1998, when she served as editor and writer for the City Communications Office. Laras responsibilities included a host of tasks, including the writing, editing and production of the employee newsletter, internal communications, and working with the production staff of the government channel, as well as communicating with media representatives; and


WHEREAS, in the spring of 1999, Lara began her tenure as Press Secretary for then newly-elected Mayor Kay Barnes. Lara took on this challenging role, and she excelled at her work. Over the past eight years, Lara has been responsible for handling not only the public relations aspects of the Mayors Office, but also for writing all press releases, speeches and articles, fielding calls from countless reporters with local as well as national media, and for providing a strategic communication structure. In addition to the duties of a press secretary, Lara managed the Mayors Christmas Tree charity and worked with numerous civic organizations in the planning and coordination of special events that required the Mayors participation. Among Laras most impressive accomplishments was the Citys entry for the 2006 World Leadership Forum presented by the Mayor at the international competition in London. Lara pursued every aspect of her work with utmost professionalism, and her presence in the Mayors Office was always characterized by her warm personality, good humor, and the acumen she brought to a very demanding job; and


WHEREAS, during her time in the Mayors Office, Lara earned a Masters degree in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas, and, among other significant achievements, raised over $5,000.00 for research by participating in two Three Day Breast Cancer walks; and


WHEREAS, Lara Schopp will begin a new stage of her career this month when she assumes the position of Communications Director for the Country Club Christian Church of Kansas City, Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,




That the Mayor and Council do hereby salute Lara Schopp and extend to her their appreciation, gratitude and respect for her work on behalf of Mayor Barnes and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.


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 Lara Schopp with appropriate recognition and appreciation.