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Legislation #: 180767 Introduction Date: 10/4/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS WAGNER, BARNES JR., MCMANUS, HALL, SHIELDS, FOWLER, JUSTUS, JAMES, JR., REED AND CANADY
Title: Celebrating Sister Cities Xian and Yan’an longstanding friendships during the 18th Biennial Edgar Snow Symposium held in Kansas City, October 4-6, 2018.

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10/3/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
10/4/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 180767

 

Celebrating Sister Cities Xian and Yan’an longstanding friendships during the 18th Biennial Edgar Snow Symposium held in Kansas City, October 4-6, 2018.

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City joins with cities from around the globe in recognizing and congratulating Sister Cities its founding 62 years ago by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and on its continuing mission to further world peace one community at a time, serving as a catalyst for international understanding and honoring a legacy of citizen diplomacy; and

 

WHEREAS, more than 2,000 cities, states and counties are partnered in more than 136 countries around the world; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City’s Sister Cities Movement began in 1967 with its first sister city-Seville, Spain and in 1981, Sister Cities Association-Kansas City was officially incorporated; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1989, Xi’an, China became our 6th Sister City and our first Chinese Sister City, largely through the dedicated efforts of Mr. Bob Chien and Dr. E. Grey Dimond. In 2017, Yan’an, China became Kansas City’s 12th and newest Sister City: and

 

WHEREAS, the Edgar Snow Foundation has the honor of hosting the 18th Biennial Edgar Snow Symposium, being held in Kansas City October 4-6, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the Xi’an and Yan’an Sister City relationship bring glory to our City through exchanges, exhibits and programs that focus on arts, business, culture, trade, tourism, health and youth education; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize and commend the Kansas City Sister Cities Association for its years of tireless and successful work “bringing Kansas City to the World and the World to Kansas City”; 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 Sister Cities International representative Cris Ruiz, Yan’an Sister City Committee Chair Nancy Hill, and Xi’an Sister City Committee Chair Teresa Chien.

 

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