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File #: 0008X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2020 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To Recognize and Congratulate John H. Lacey II for Receiving the Marlene Hill - Powell Special Recognition Award upon the Occasion of the 33rd Annual Labor Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson
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To Recognize and Congratulate John H. Lacey II for Receiving the Marlene Hill - Powell Special Recognition Award upon the Occasion of the 33rd Annual Labor Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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WHEREAS, John is a lifetime resident of Columbus Ohio, attended Columbus Public Schools and graduate from Central High School; and

WHEREAS, John’s labor background consists of 19 years of employment for the former Columbus Coated Fabrics Inc. in Columbus , Ohio serving in numerous roles and offices from Trustee to Vice President of the Local. He was a C.O.P.E. School Graduate actively involved in lobbying Congressmen, Senators, and the President for reform on labor and immigrant issues. He was also a Civil Rights Designee having attended National and Regional Civil Rights conferences and conventions for
The union; and

WHEREAS, In 2000 John became a full time Staff Service Representative for the former UNITE. He was the Regional Vice President of the Federation of Union Representatives (F.O.U.R.), the Staff’s union. In 2007 John became the Director of the Indiana State Council of the Chicago and Midwest Region of UNITEHERE working out of Indianapolis, Indiana directing a staff of five (5) servicing 37 locals and over 6,000 members. Today John is currently Area Director for the Chicago and Midwest Region of Workers United/SEIU; and

WHEREAS, John has held the office of President of the Franklin County Chapter of the, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, Vice President of the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist, Vice President of the Central Ohio Labor Council, and Assistant to the President, of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute Educational Conference ; and

WHEREAS, John has two sons and four grandchildren the newest grandchild is a girl named Jonni,
John says he is going to spoil her rotten; now therefore,

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

That this Council does hereby recognize and congratulate John H....

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