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Legislation #: 160285 Introduction Date: 4/14/2016
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER REED
Title: Supporting the application to host 2019 sponsored National League of Cities City Summit and committing staff time, participation on appropriate committees, and fundraising efforts to fulfill a successful conference that shares the values of NLC.

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4/14/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/14/2016 Immediate Adoption of Resolution
4/14/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160285

 

Supporting the application to host 2019 sponsored National League of Cities City Summit and committing staff time, participation on appropriate committees, and fundraising efforts to fulfill a successful conference that shares the values of NLC.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri values greatly its membership and volunteer roles within the National League of Cities (NLC);

 

WHEREAS, councilmembers support the mission by actively serving on committees and the national board and these include: Councilman Jermaine Reed - Board of Directors; Councilpersons Barnes, Lucas and Wagner - Community & Economic Development Committee; Councilwoman Katheryn Shields - Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee; Councilwoman Hall - Human Development Committee; and finally, Councilpersons Fowler and Loar - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is experiencing a phenomenal resurgence of activity and recognition and, therefore, would be an exciting host city; and

 

WHEREAS; these accolades that share the values of NLC include: Convene Magazine’s recognition of Kansas City as one of the Top 25 Cities “Future Ready”; Huffington Post’s Top 10 Cities for “Creatives”; Top 5 Innovative Mayors in the Country by Newsweek Magazine; and, finally, one of the top 12 cities with best practices for small business development by the National League of Cities; and

 

WHEREAS, we recognize that innovation occurs at the local level, but that without a myriad level of support, cities cannot thrive in an ever-changing world of technology, transportation models, environmental sustainability methods and evolving governing paradigms; and

 

WHEREAS, by hosting National League of Cities’ 2019 City Summit attendees from all over the country will receive the opportunity to gather with other cities, learn from and share with peers and experts; and

 

WHEREAS, the Summit offers invaluable opportunities through networking events, mobile workshops, entertainment, exhibits and sessions on leadership and governance; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes there will be planning requirements and fundraising assistance to the efforts and commits to creating a metropolitan wide network that will include VisitKC and other planners to accomplish the goals required; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby support the application to host the 2019 sponsored National League of Cities City Summit and commit staff time, participation on appropriate committees and fundraising efforts to fulfill a successful conference that shares the values of NLC.

 

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