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Legislation #: 990250 Introduction Date: 3/4/1999
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/4/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER BLACKWOOD
Title: Declaring March, 1999, as "Ethics Awareness Month".

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RESOLUTION NO. 990250

 

Declaring March, 1999, as Ethics Awareness Month.

 

WHEREAS, more than 200 companies, professional societies and associations within the insurance and financial services industry are promoting awareness of ethical issues affecting the industry during March, Ethics Awareness Month; and

 

WHEREAS, the Society of Financial Service Professionals is one of four national organizations co-sponsoring the ninth annual Ethics Awareness Month in March, 1999; and

 

WHEREAS, the financial services and insurance industry has a vital commitment to sound ethical behavior in its dealings with the public. It is important for the public to know that industry professionals handle their money and fill their insurance needs in the most responsible and ethical manner; and

 

WHEREAS, consumer confidence in professional counsel is a significant concern to banks, insurers, investment firms, and other financial services organizations. When Americans turn to financial professionals for help, they have a right to expect honest, objective and ethical advice; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby proclaim March, 1999, as Ethics Awareness Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Larry L. Steiner, Chapter EAM99 Facilitator, in appreciation of the importance of the ethics required for the community to have confidence in the professionals handling their money and insurance needs.

 

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