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File #: 0080X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/23/2017 In control: Stinziano
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To Recognize the Work of Inna Simakovsky and her Dedication to the New American Community of Central Ohio
Sponsors: Michael Stinziano, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

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To Recognize the Work of Inna Simakovsky and her Dedication to the New American Community of Central Ohio

 

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WHEREAS, Inna Simakovsky, in accordance with the values of compassion and tolerance, expended tremendous resources, time and energy in the provision of pro bono immigration legal services to individuals and families in Columbus who could not otherwise afford such services; and 

 

WHEREAS, Inna Simakovsky is dedicated to increasing public awareness and works together with others and community organizations to represent the New American community in Central Ohio to enhance their economic and social integration outcomes through professional legal services that benefit individuals, reunite families and build communities here in the City of Columbus; and 

 

WHEREAS, Inna Simakovsky has worked consistently to advance the value of diversity by communicating and guiding other individuals and groups to develop support systems and create a welcoming environment for everyone; and  

 

WHEREAS, Inna Simakovsky demonstrated her immense dedication spending New Year’s day filing appeals on behalf of dozens of New Americans whose Commercial Driver Licenses were threatened with revocation; and 

 

WHEREAS, Inna Simakovsky successfully prevented the loss of income for hundreds of Commercial Driving License holders due to her bro bono legal representation and advocacy; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize the work of Inna Simakovsky and her dedication to the New American Community of Central Ohio on this day, March 27th, 2017.