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File #: RES 19-155    Version: 1 Name: Como Zoo Volunteer Recognition Events
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 2/6/2019
Title: Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer Services, to purchase items in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for Volunteer Recognition events.
Sponsors: Mitra Jalali, Amy Brendmoen

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Authorizing the Department of Parks and Recreation, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer Services, to purchase items in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for Volunteer Recognition events.

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WHEREAS, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s Volunteer Services received over 49,000 volunteer support hours and retention in 2018; and

WHEREAS, recognition of volunteers and their accomplishments is essential each year to assist with volunteer support and retention; and

WHEREAS, Como Park Zoo and Conservatory’s Volunteer Services recognizes volunteers through support and acknowledgement during their personal successes and/or hardships; and

WHEREAS, the successful facilitation of a Volunteer Program and related expenditure has a clear public purpose and benefit as they contribute to services at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory resulting in budgetary savings; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Volunteer Services is hereby authorized to purchase food items, flowers and cards for Volunteer recognition events, funerals, extensive hospital stays and any other events needing support through acknowledgement in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00.

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