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Legislation #: 940125 Introduction Date: 2/3/1994
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 2/3/1994
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER WEBER AND COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Honoring James I. Threatt for twenty-four years of outstanding service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and its citizens.

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2/3/1994

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2/3/1994

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RESOLUTION NO. 940125

 

Honoring James I. Threatt for twenty-four years of outstanding service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and its citizens.

 

WHEREAS, James I. Threatt began his renowned employment with Kansas City in 1968 as Director of the Model Cities Program where he developed innovative programs to improve the economic, social and physical well-being of over 70,000 citizens of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, after a brief hiatus from City service, Mr. Threatt blessed the City in 1974 when he returned to become the Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development and an Assistant City Manager; and

 

WHEREAS, throughout his twenty-four years of dedicated City service, Jim Threatt was known as a risk-taker, keeping important community projects alive while hope was dim; and

 

WHEREAS, Jim Threatt's innovative wisdom is seen in developments in Kansas City such as Martin Luther King Village, Allis Plaza, Quality Hill, River Market, AT&T Town Pavilion, Palestine Senior Citizens Activity Center, Quality Heights, and the Spirit of Freedom Fountain; and

 

WHEREAS, Jim Threatt further proved his dedication and innovation by his leadership in the development of the Kansas City Downtown Minority Development Corporation, the Kansas City, Missouri Homesteading Authority and the Kansas City Maintenance Reserve Corporation; and

 

WHEREAS, Jim Threatt is a "man of vision" and his voice will be greatly missed by all who worked for and with him; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council, the employees and the citizens look forward to Jim Threatt's continued active participation in Kansas City in new innovative and risk-taking ways; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council honor James I. Threatt for his twenty-four years of dedicated service to the City of Kansas City and its citizens and hereby express their heartfelt appreciation for his outstanding and innovative service; 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 James I. Threatt in token of the heartfelt appreciation of the Council and immense pride which the citizens have for his dedicated service to the City.

 

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