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File #: 220742    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/25/2022 Final action: 8/25/2022
Title: Honoring Frank E. Thompson on his retirement after more than 23 years of service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department.
Sponsors: Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson, Dan Fowler, Lee Barnes Jr., Andrea Bough, Eric Bunch, Brandon Ellington, Heather Hall, Teresa Loar, Quinton Lucas, Kevin McManus, Kevin O'Neill, Katheryn Shields
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Ordinance 220742
ORDINANCE NO. 220742

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Honoring Frank E. Thompson on his retirement after more than 23 years of service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department.

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WHEREAS, Frank E. Thompson completed his Master of Science in Public Health degree at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health- with a focus on Community Health Education; and

WHEREAS, over a nearly 24-year career at the Kansas City Missouri Health Department Frank E. Thompson has provided invaluable service to the City of KCMO. Serving as the Interim Director of Health for KCHD from August 2021 until February 2022. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Thompson helped create policy recommendations and coordinated responses across the region and the state that provided education and updates for countless communities, in 2015 he received the Black Health Care Coalition's Community Service Award for his work serving black communities with work at Calvary Community Outreach Network, from 2011 until 2018 he served as the Manager of KCHD's HIV Services Program transforming multiple grants, provider networks and community partnerships into a nationally recognized and awarded HIV care system, in 2011 he was recognized by the Kansas City Health Commission for his role in establishing the Health Commission, in 2004 and 2008 he served as the manager for KCHD's efforts for state level public health accreditation/re-accreditation, in 2001 he supported the Mayor's Ryan White Taskforce that produced changes to how federal HIV-related dollars are managed for the eleven county, bi-state region, in 2000 he served as lead staff for the Mayor's Minority Health Improvement Taskforce and also served as lead staff for the City's DUI Taskforce, in 1999-2000 he coordinated the development of the City's first minority health report (Is It Good For The Children) which served as the foundation for addressing health inequities in underserved parts of the City...

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