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File #: 17-0189    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 2/9/2017 In control: Miscellaneous & New Business
On agenda: 2/16/2017 Final action: 2/16/2017
Title: RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing National Engineers Week

RESOLUTION FOR BOARD MEETING OF FEBRUARY 16, 2017

 

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RESOLUTION sponsored by the Board of Commissioners recognizing National Engineers Week

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WHEREAS, George Washington, the father of our country and its first President, was also one of its first engineers; and

 

WHEREAS, the National Engineers Week Committee, and the engineering profession at large, observe the week of Washington’s Birthday as National Engineers Week; and

 

WHEREAS, the theme of the commemoration this year is “Engineers Make a World of Difference”; and

 

WHEREAS, the goal of National Engineers Week is to celebrate the ways engineers impact our world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers and to bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents; and

 

WHEREAS, the Professional Engineer holds major responsibilities for the benefit of mankind in the areas of public safety, health, welfare, transportation, water power, communications, structures and environmental engineering as well as everyday mechanical, electrical and electronic devices; and

 

WHEREAS, the public works of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago includes projects recognized as engineering wonders of the world; and

 

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is recognized for its accomplishments and pioneering work in the areas of pollution control and flood control for the protection and enhancement of the environment; and

 

WHEREAS, the innovations of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago were made possible by the ingenuity and contributions of the engineering profession and the high standards of performance observed by its members; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, on behalf of ourselves and staff, hereby recognize the week of February 19 through February 25, 2017, as National Engineers Week and urge our fellow citizens to take note of, and to participate in, the special activities arranged in observance of this event; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the permanent Record of Proceedings of the Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and that a copy of same, suitably engrossed, be presented to the Chairman of the Chicagoland Engineers Week Committee.

 

Dated: February 16, 2017

 

Approved: MARIYANA T. SPYROPOULOS, President; BARBARA J. MCGOWAN, Vice President; FRANK AVILA, Chairman, Committee on Finance; TIMOTHY BRADFORD; MARTIN J. DURKAN; JOSINA MORITA; DEBRA SHORE; KARI K. STEELE; DAVID J. WALSH; Commissioners of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

 

Approved as to Form and Legality: Ronald M. Hill, General Counsel, RMH:akw