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File #: 220869    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 9/29/2022 Final action: 9/29/2022
Title: Sponsor: Councilperson Parks-Shaw Recognizing September 28, 2022, as "National Good Neighbor Day," and raising public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities in Kansas City and beyond.
Sponsors: Ryana Parks-Shaw, Kevin McManus, Lee Barnes Jr., Teresa Loar, Katheryn Shields, Andrea Bough, Heather Hall, Dan Fowler, Quinton Lucas
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Resolution 220869

RESOLUTION NO. 220869

 

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Sponsor:  Councilperson Parks-Shaw

 

Recognizing September 28, 2022, as “National Good Neighbor Day,” and raising public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities in Kansas City and beyond.

 

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WHEREAS, National Good Neighbor Day was established in 1978 by U.S. President Jimmy Carter to reinforce the relationships that form the fabric of our communities; and

 

WHEREAS, bringing neighbors together builds connectedness, and connectedness builds more satisfying, self-sufficient and effective communities that strengthen our nation as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS, when neighbors know, speak to, and celebrate with, one another, communities work better, student performance improves, crime rates decrease, children are safer, and our communities become happier places to live; and

 

WHEREAS, National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated in neighborhoods across the country with five pillars in mind: (1) Connection, (2) Invitation, (3) Celebration, (4) Awareness, and (5) Availability; and

 

WHEREAS, National Good Neighbor Day is celebrated and officially recognized on September 28, 2022; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize September 28, 2022, as “National Good Neighbor Day; 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 the City of KCMO Neighborhoods Department with the recognition of the outstanding achievements of all “good neighbors” in Kansas City and by honoring them on this day for their efforts in making all our neighborhoods better, safer and more enjoyable places to live.

 

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