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File #: 0044X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/24/2019 In control: Tyson
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To recognize Columbus State Community College’s 30th Annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to thank Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen for her contribution toward establishing the partnership with The Ohio State University.
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Shannon G. Hardin

 

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To recognize Columbus State Community College’s 30th Annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to thank Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen for her contribution toward establishing the partnership with The Ohio State University.

 

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WHEREAS, Columbus State Community College has been honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an annual celebration since 1989; and

 

WHEREAS, Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen has provided strategic leadership in unifying the Columbus State Community College and The Ohio State University - celebrating the leadership and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - her work has ensured that a cohesive community event that afforded an opportunity to highlight world renown speakers was given to the faculty, staff, and students of each institution; and

 

WHEREAS, since 1988, Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen, has served Columbus State Community College in a number of key, strategic roles, primarily focused on essential community collaboration; and

 

WHEREAS, Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen has been a visionary leader - as a community asset she has made an impact and brought awareness to topics such as housing, food insecurity,  diversity and inclusion, and community engagement; and

 

WHEREAS, Columbus State Community College will celebrate this legacy of collaboration and inclusion by hosting its 30th Anniversary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Wednesday, January  30, 2019 - featuring author and news personality Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, now, therefore,

 

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

 

That this Council does hereby recognize, congratulate, and celebrate Mrs. Barbara Smith-Allen on 30 years of service to the residents of Columbus and Central Ohio.