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File #: 210875    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/22/2021 In control: Council
On agenda: 9/23/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: Recognizing Taylor Fields as one of the founders of the City of Kansas City, Missouri Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Programs and a champion of civil rights.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas, Lee Barnes Jr., Andrea Bough, Eric Bunch, Brandon Ellington, Dan Fowler, Heather Hall, Teresa Loar, Kevin McManus, Kevin O'Neill, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson, Katheryn Shields
Attachments: 1. Authenticated Resolution 210875
RESOLUTION NO. 210875

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Recognizing Taylor Fields as one of the founders of the City of Kansas City, Missouri Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Programs and a champion of civil rights.

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WHEREAS, Taylor Fields was champion for the advancement of civil and human rights in Kansas City, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields was commissioned as part of a team to perform and defend the City's first MBE/WBE disparity study for marketplace inclusion of minority owned business and women owned businesses; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields was a longtime advocate for civic causes and economic advancement and inclusion of African Americans and other marginalized groups; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields founded what is known today as Fields & Brown, LLC, one of Kansas City's oldest and largest minority-owned law firms; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields was a brilliant lawyer and a trailblazer and pioneer within the legal profession, especially for African-Americans in Kansas City, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields had a lifelong passion for supporting the preservation of African American history and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Black Archives of Mid-America and Treasurer of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields was recognized as a Super Lawyer in the area of employment law every year since 2006; and

WHEREAS, Taylor Fields successfully argued before the Missouri Supreme Court to establish a livable minimum wage of $15 per hour; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize Taylor Fields as a civic and community leader, astute businessman and a trailblazer in the legal community and the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the C...

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