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Legislation #: 070516 Introduction Date: 4/26/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER XBARNES
Title: Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable George D. Blackwood, Jr., for his service as Councilmember representing the Fourth District.

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

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RESOLUTION NO. 070516

 

Recognizing and expressing appreciation to the Honorable George D. Blackwood, Jr., for his service as Councilmember representing the Fourth District.

 

WHEREAS, Councilman George D. Blackwood, Jr., unselfishly returned to serve the citizens of Kansas City when called upon by the Mayor and Council, after having previously served with distinction as a Councilmember and Mayor Pro Tem; and

 

WHEREAS, during his service Councilman Blackwood has tirelessly continued to promote the development of Kansas City and its status as a partner in international trade by serving as President of the North American Super Corridor Coalition, Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas City, Missouri-Mexico Trade and Business Initiatives Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Global Trade Commission, member of the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the City Trust, and member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Aquarium; and

 

WHEREAS, Councilman Blackwood has further contributed to better the lives and health of the citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, by recently serving, among other things, as a Chairman, Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the North American International Trade Corridor Partnership, Area Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and member of the Board of Directors of the Mid America Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and

 

WHEREAS, his unrelenting commitment to make Kansas City a better place to live and work has earned him the well-deserved reputation as a hard working public servant whose distinguished tenure on behalf of all Kansas Citians merits the acknowledgment, 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 heartfelt and sincere appreciation to Councilman George D. Blackwood, Jr., for the countless hours and dedicated service he has selflessly given to Kansas City and its citizens as Councilmember representing the Fourth District; 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 George D. Blackwood, Jr., as a token of the high esteem in which he is held.

 

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