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Legislation #: 141082 Introduction Date: 12/18/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS REED, BROOKS, CIRCO, CURLS, DAVIS, FORD, GLOVER, JAMES, JR., JOHNSON, MARCASON, SHARP, TAYLOR AND WAGNER
Title: Recognizing Ralph Reid on the occasion of his retirement from Sprint, as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility after 35 years of progressive leadership and service to the community.

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12/18/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/18/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 141082

 

Recognizing Ralph Reid on the occasion of his retirement from Sprint, as Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility after 35 years of progressive leadership and service to the community.

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Reid held the responsibility of leading Sprint’s Community Affairs, Corporate Diversity and Inclusion, and Corporate Sustainability efforts directs Sprint’s philanthropic activities as President of the Sprint Foundation; and

 

WHEREAS, during his tenure at Sprint, Ralph Reid supported the community through various good works, extending his knowledge in law and finance to several non-profit and civic organizations, and donating over $100 million to community based initiatives through his foundation; and

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Reid holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, a Law Degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Missouri – Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, Ralph Reid serves on the Boards of Trustees/Directors of Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Heart of America United Way, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce, Oakwood University, University of Missouri – Kansas City, and is Vice President of the Kansas City United Community Action Agency; and

 

WHEREAS, during his tenure at Sprint, Ralph Reid worked in various departments including the company’s finance, customer service operations and human resources departments; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Ralph Reid on his retirement from Sprint, after 35 years of progressive leadership and service to the community; 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 Ralph Reid with the recognition of the Mayor and Council for his outstanding leadership and best wishes for his continued future endeavors.

 

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