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File #: 0221X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/24/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 7/29/2019 Final action: 7/31/2019
Title: To honor, recognize and congratulate Columbus GospelFest on thirty-five years of Community service
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson


To honor, recognize and congratulate Columbus GospelFest on thirty-five years of Community service


WHEREAS, The Columbus GospelFest is one of the city’s oldest community events. Founded in 1984 the programs has and providing the City of Columbus with an exceptional multifaceted artistic community event for over thirty four years; and

WHEREAS, the Columbus GospelFest has been building relations and networks within the Central Ohio Community among public, private, government, and neighborhood advocacy organizations, continues to provide a platform for the marketing and advertising of local small businesses. The Columbus GospelFest continues to help build a community that foster a sense of diversity and pride. The diversity of the artists, merchants, children’s education components and wellness participants help us foster a sense of one community.

WHEREAS, The Columbus GospelFest has brought respect, honor, and integrity to the City of Columbus, by leading by example, exhibiting the highest level of ethics, community service and maintaining a superior moral character; the Columbus GospelFest is the largest event of it’s kind in the state and

WHEREAS, the Columbus GospelFest has volunteered numerous hours, incurred personal sacrifice, networked with many artist and organizations throughout our city, exhibited outstanding community spirit in their service, acting as an agent of change, to address community concerns and include artist for our special needs community while maintaining a professional and caring demeanor; and

WHEREAS, the Columbus GospelFest was one of the first community event that has provided a platformed for many diverse artists in our community and one of the first to provide this same platform to artists in our special needs community. The Columbus GospelFest also provided a space and resources for issues facing our community through partnerships with many wellness organizations throughout the community. CGF programs provi...

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