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File #: 0160X-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2021 In control: Remy
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/29/2021
Title: To honor, recognize, and celebrate the 47th General Assembly of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA)
Sponsors: Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor, recognize, and celebrate the 47th General Assembly of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA)

 

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WHEREAS, Whereas the members of the Constitutional Convention in Liberian created the Republic of Liberia on July 26, 1847, as the first republic and the United States recognized Liberia as a nation in 1862; and

 

WHEREAS, the historical ties of the Republic of Liberia and the United States create a special bond between the two countries; and

 

WHEREAS, the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA) is the de facto Liberian diaspora organization in the Americas; and

 

WHEREAS, the city of Columbus is home to a vibrant Liberian Community that contribute to the cultural, economic, and civic enrichment of the city; and

 

WHEREAS, over 10,000 Liberian descent call Columbus and Central Ohio home; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus welcomes immigrants and refugees to be part of our community, adding to the vibrancy and culture that has made Columbus one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest ; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby honor, recognize, and welcomes all the delegates and representatives from each chapter in attendance to the 47th General Assembly of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA) on September 17-19, 2021