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Legislation #: 130148 Introduction Date: 2/28/2013
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, JOHNSON, FORD, TAYLOR, CURLS, DAVIS, REED, JAMES, JR., CIRCO, WAGNER, MARCASON AND GLOVER
Title: Congratulating the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2013 Prime Site Award by Facilities _ Destinations Magazine for the seventh consecutive year and Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Department Director, on his most recent recognition as a leader in the meetings and tourism industry.

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2/22/2013 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/28/2013 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 130148

Congratulating the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2013 Prime Site Award by Facilities & Destinations Magazine for the seventh consecutive year and Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Department Director, on his most recent recognition as a leader in the meetings and tourism industry.

WHEREAS, Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Awards are based on the opinions of meeting planners, association executives and trade show managers; and

WHEREAS, the criteria for the award includes attractiveness and functionality of convention centers, technological capabilities, quality of staff, food and beverage operation, internet access, size and quality of meeting space; and

WHEREAS, the Convention Center is considered a prime location in the heart of downtown Kansas City, minutes from restaurants, hotels and entertainment; and

WHEREAS, the Convention Center offers approximately 388,800 square feet of exhibit space, 48 meeting rooms, a 2,400 seat theatre, and an arena that seats more than 10,700 people; and

WHEREAS, the Grand Ballroom, which has previously been awarded the LEED Silver rating by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a 40,400 square foot room that can be expanded to 46,600 square feet, making it one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country; 

WHEREAS, Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Department Director, also was recently named as one of the most influential African-Americans in the meetings and tourism industry by Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine; NOW, THEREFORE, 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department on being selected for the 2013 Prime Site Award by Facilities & Destinations Magazine for the seventh consecutive year and congratulate Oscar McGaskey, Jr., on his most recent recognition as a leader in the meetings and tourism industry; 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 Oscar McGaskey, Jr., Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department, with the appreciation of the Mayor and Council for the outstanding job that he and his staff have done.

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