A Resolution of the City Council of Homer, Alaska, Expressing Support for the Pratt Museum’s Senate Appropriation Request in the Amount of $1,500,000 for Construction of its New Facility and Site Redesign Project. Wythe.
CITY OF HOMER
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HOMER, ALASKA, EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE PRATT MUSEUM’S SENATE APPROPRIATION REQUEST IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,500,000 FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ITS NEW FACILITY AND SITE REDESIGN PROJECT.
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum is a national award-winning museum that serves more than 35,000 visitors and engages more than 4,000 education program participants annually; and
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum is consistently recognized as one of Alaska’s leading cultural institutions and a model among community museums across the nation; and
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for the Humanities and the National Award for Museum Service, the country’s highest honor for museums; and
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum is a regional economic engine, generating about $1 million in annual economic activity and drawing visitors from across the state, nation and world; and
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum is embarking on a construction project to better serve its visitors and the community long into the future by providing new exhibits; full handicap accessibility; expanded research capacity to serve students and scholars; and improved ability to expand and preserve the largest collections in the sciences, arts, and humanities on the Kenai Peninsula; and
WHEREAS, An appropriation of $1,500,000 from the United States Senate will provide necessary funding to start construction of the Pratt Museum’s $8.5 million new facility and site redesign project; and
WHEREAS, The Pratt Museum’s construction project is included in the City of Homer 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Plan and the City of Homer supports the Pratt Museum with operational and capital project funding.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Homer City Council hereby expresses support for the Pratt Museum’s Senate appropriation request in the amount of $1,500,000 for construction of the Museum’s New Facility and Site Redesign Project.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 15th day of February, 2011.
CITY OF HOMER
JAMES C. HORNADAY, MAYOR
JO JOHNSON, CMC, CITY CLERK
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