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Legislation #: 010102 Introduction Date: 1/18/2001
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 1/18/2001
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER COOPER
Title: Recognizing the Heartland Region of the U.S. General Services Administration and its Regional Administrator, G. Woodson Overton, and expressing the appreciation of Kansas City for the GSA´s support for our community and people.

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1/18/2001

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1/18/2001

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RESOLUTION NO. 010102

 

Recognizing the Heartland Region of the U.S. General Services Administration and its Regional Administrator, G. Woodson Overton, and expressing the appreciation of Kansas City for the GSAs support for our community and people.

 

WHEREAS, the economy and the community of Kansas City have benefitted greatly from more than $1 billion in development managed by the Heartland Region of the U.S. General Services Administration over the past seven years; and

 

WHEREAS, under GSAs national Good Neighbor policy and the leadership of Regional Administrator, G. Woodson Overton, Heartland GSA has worked to build partnerships with other levels of government and the private sector, helping to coordinate development and public space in the heart of Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, the major civic improvements developed by Heartland GSA include the new Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse, which will serve as the northern anchor of the Ilus Davis Civic Mall, and build-to-suit facilities for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and

 

WHEREAS, the people of Heartland GSA have worked tirelessly for Kansas City through community-related efforts ranging from the annual Day of Caring to the sponsorship of Minority Business Networking Breakfasts; and

 

WHEREAS, at this time of transition between administrations in Washington, D.C., it is appropriate to recognize the accomplishments of the outgoing federal leadership; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize the Kansas City-based Heartland Region of the General Services Administration and its nearly 1,000 employees for the important role they play in the economic and civic life of Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Kansas Citys own Woody Overton for his distinguished tenure as Regional Administrator of Heartland GSA; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof that a copy hereof be presented to representatives of the Heartland Regional of the U.S. General Services Administration in appreciation for the important role the agency plays in the community and economy of Kansas City.

 

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