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File #: 0392X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/4/2018 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To Recognize and Congratulate Mike Nicholson for Receiving the 2018 Winter Create Columbus Commission Visionary Award
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Jaiza Page, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson

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To Recognize and Congratulate Mike Nicholson for Receiving the 2018 Winter Create Columbus Commission Visionary Award

 

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WHEREAS, Mike Nicholson is a philanthropist, a community servant, and founder of the M. Nicholson’s Hip-Hop Fitness Program that focuses on exercise through dance; and

WHEREAS, Mike leads a team of part-time instructors who teach about 30 classes around Columbus every week with about 6500 regular participants; and                     

WHEREAS, Mike supports a long list of charities and foundations including the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, She Has A Name, BESA for Bellies, and the Ohio suicide hotline along with many others; and

WHEREAS, Mike’s support of the Ohio suicide hotline is connected to his past struggles with suicide and mental illness; and

WHEREAS, Mike’s choice to publicly discuss mental illness and suicide has helped lower the negative stigma around these issues by showing there is a way to work through these struggles, be successful, and help others; now therefore,

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

That this Council does hereby recognize and congratulate Mike Nicholson for receiving the 2018 Winter Create Columbus Visionary Award.