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Proclamation signed by area Mayors

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, service to others is a hallmark of the American character, and central to how we meet our challenges; and

WHEREAS, the nation’s mayors are increasingly turning to volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to meet city needs; and,

WHEREAS, Senior Corp volunteers address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and nation, from educating students to preserving the environment; and

WHEREAS, Senior Corps volunteers serve in more than 50 locations across Marshall and Washington Counties, bolstering the civic, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations that are so vital to our economic and social well-being; and

WHEREAS Senior Corps volunteers increase the impact of the organizations they serve with; and,

WHEREAS, national service represents a unique partnership that invests in community solutions and leverages resources to strengthen community impact and increase the return on taxpayer dollars; and,

WHEREAS, Senior Corps volunteers demonstrate commitment, dedication, and patriotism by making an intensive commitment to service; and

WHEREAS, RSVP of Northeast Kansas shares a priority with mayors nationwide to engage citizens, improve lives, and strengthen communities; and is joining with mayors across the country to support the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 9, 2013.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I do hereby proclaim April 9, 2013, as National Service Recognition Day, and encourage residents to recognize the positive impact of national service in our city, to thank those who serve; and to find ways to give back to their communities.

Signed by:
Mayor Sharon Owen, Frankfort
Mayor Galen Haas, Clifton
Mayor Grant Knoettgen, Vining
Mayor Wynn Buessing, Axtell
Mayor Jim Scheetz, Hanover
Mayor Ryan Kern, Washington
Mayor William Phillipi, Marysville

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.