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Legislation #: 970737 Introduction Date: 5/22/1997
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER DANAHER AND COUNCILMEMBER FINLEY
Title: Honoring Skip Sleyster for his community leadership and support.

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RESOLUTION NO. 970737

 

Honoring Skip Sleyster for his community leadership and support.

 

WHEREAS, Duren "Skip" Sleyster began his working career over 60 years ago shining shoes on 21st Street and has been active in politics in Jackson County over 50 years; and

 

WHEREAS, Skip Sleyster as been active in resurrecting employment in the Blue Valley Industrial area through his own businesses and through the tenant companies in the millions of square feet of property he owns, helping to provide employment for several thousand people; and

 

WHEREAS, Skip Sleyster's charitable efforts range from the "Never Seen" such as providing dental care to those who cannot afford it to very visible support of entities such as Whatsoever Community Center, the American Royal, the Shriners and music education for students in the Kansas City School District; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby extend to Skip Sleyster their most heartfelt congratulations and thanks for his leadership and community support; 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 Skip Sleyster with the best wishes of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City.

 

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