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Legislation #: 180206 Introduction Date: 3/22/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, WAGNER, HALL, CANADY, JUSTUS, JAMES, JR., TAYLOR, SHIELDS AND LUCAS
Title: Declaring April 3, 2018, as National Service Recognition Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

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3/21/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
3/22/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180206

 

Declaring April 3, 2018, as National Service Recognition Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

 

WHEREAS, the nation’s city governments are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet their needs; and

 

WHEREAS, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants address the most pressing challenges facing our communities, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century, to fighting the opioid epidemic, to responding to natural disasters, to supporting veterans and military families; and

 

WHEREAS, national service expands economic opportunity by creating more sustainable, resilient communities and providing education, career skills, and leadership abilities for those who serve; and

 

WHEREAS, national service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of volunteers; and

 

WHEREAS, national service participants demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service, a commitment that remains with them in their future endeavors; and

 

WHEREAS, the Corporation for National and Community Service shares a priority with local leaders nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, Cities of Service, and local leaders across the country for National Service Recognition Day on April 3, 2018; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 3, 2018, as National Service Recognition Day in Kansas City, Missouri; 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 Kansas City’s National Service Members with the Mayor and Council encouraging residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our community, to thank those who serve, and to find ways to give back to their communities.

 

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