A RESOLUTION
NO._______



A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF A DONATION FROM AT&T IN SUPPORT OF "THE DREAM LIVES," DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (MLK) COMMEMORATION EVENT.

WHEREAS, the Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity (“the Commission”), has a history of hosting an annual commemorative event to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and,

WHEREAS, the Commission seeks to renew the spirit of the MLK legacy to meet the challenges of today and to broaden the draw of citizen participants from all ages, races and walks of life through "The Dream Lives," MLK Commemorative Event, where the Columbus, Georgia community will participate in a Unity Processional to the Liberty Theatre and, there, join in the celebration of the MLK legacy with local speakers and entertainment; and,

WHEREAS, corporate sponsor AT&T has stepped forward to support this MLK Commemorative Event of speakers and entertainment.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the Mayor, City Manager and Finance Director are hereby authorized to accept a gift of $5,000 from AT&T as well as any other gifts made in support of the 2019 MLK commemorative event and to expend monies to cover said expenses of the event approved by the Commission and the Mayor, but in no event in excess of amounts received in donation from AT&T and other donors. Any donated amounts in excess of the costs of the MLK commemorative event will be retained in a designated account of the Commission to be used for similar events sponsored by the Commission in future years.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the __________ day of ______________, 2018, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _______ members of said Council.



Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Garrett voting __________.
Councilor House voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.


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Linsey Glisson, Deputy Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor