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File #: 230509    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Special Action Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 6/15/2023 Final action: 6/15/2023
Title: Sponsor: Councilmember Teresa Loar RESOLUTION - Recognizing the life of Sally Johnson.
Sponsors: Teresa Loar, Lee Barnes Jr., Andrea Bough, Eric Bunch, Brandon Ellington, Dan Fowler, Heather Hall, Quinton Lucas, Kevin McManus, Kevin O'Neill, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Melissa Robinson, Katheryn Shields
Attachments: 1. 230509.Authenticated Resolution
RESOLUTION NO. 230509

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Sponsor: Councilmember Teresa Loar

RESOLUTION - Recognizing the life of Sally Johnson.

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WHEREAS, Sally Johnson was born in Grant City, Missouri in Worth County, the smallest county in the state of Missouri as she was fond of saying; and

WHEREAS, Sally Johnson's zeal for politics came from her father, Louis Craven, who was elected to public office in the Worth County, Missouri Commission, and she hoped to fulfill her father's dream of having a politician follow in his footsteps; and

WHEREAS, When Sally saw a need, she sought to fill it. When vehicle accidents continued to occur on N.W. Barry Road, she became part of the solution, which led to N.W. Barry Road being improved from a narrow two-lane, hilly road to a four-lane divided road; and

WHEREAS, Sally was elected to City Council in 1987 and again in 1991, and Sally was appointed as the first female Mayor Pro Tem for Kansas City, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, Sally took her responsibilities as an elected official seriously and was known to personally visit constituents to address their concerns; and

WHEREAS, Sally Johnson's community and civic involvement continued long after she left office through Teaching and Reaching Youth, the Assistance League, and her appointment to the Kansas City Police Commission; and

WHEREAS, Sally served as the head of the Harold Hamil Scholarship Committee and personally mentored many of the recipients; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor the life of Sally Johnson; 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 family of Sally Johnson in token of the deep and sincere sympathy hereby extended to her colleagues, friends, and family on behalf of the City she served for many years.

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