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Legislation #: 071271 Introduction Date: 11/20/2007
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 11/20/2007
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER SANDERS BROOK AND COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Honoring Reverend John Modest Miles on his generous spirit and his many accomplishments in making Kansas City a better place to live.

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11/19/2007 Filed by the Clerk's office
11/20/2007 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 071271

 

Honoring Reverend John Modest Miles on his generous spirit and his many accomplishments in making Kansas City a better place to live.

 

WHEREAS, Reverend Miles has worked with City judges to reduce fines for constituents in need and has been a Police Chaplain for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1963, Reverend Miles was licensed as a Minister and over the past 44 years has ministered in various churches from Los Angeles, California to Detroit Michigan, to Little Rock, Arkansas and finally to Kansas City, Missouri where he has been serving at the Morning Star Baptist Church since April, 1987; and

 

WHEREAS, Reverend Miles has many accomplishments since coming to Kansas City with a few being that he has purchased and demolished 28 hours and commercial buildings, remodeled Morning Star sanctuary, organized and hosted a Task Force of government agencies from the Clinton administration to present programs and strategies to clergy of Kansas and Missouri; been honored in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998 as One Hundred Most Influential African-Americans in Kansas City, with many more to numerous to mention; and

 

WHEREAS, Reverend Miles is a sponsor of the Annual Amnesty Program that has dismissed thousands of warrants and has kept hundreds of people out of jail and prison as a result of these warrants and one of his greatest joys is to see the homeless people near his church being fed and clothed throughout the year; and

 

WHEREAS, this resolution also comes With Love from Sister Lowe; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor Reverend John Modest Miles on his generous spirit and his many accomplishments in making Kansas City a better place to live; 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 Reverend John Modest Miles with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for his generosity of time and spirit in his service to the community.

 

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