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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Mayor Duane W. Dedelow Jr. and the City of Hammond, recipient of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards.



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Introduced

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION honoring Mayor Duane W. Dedelow Jr. and the City of Hammond, recipient of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards.

    Whereas, Mayor Duane W. Dedelow and the City of Hammond will be presented with the Governor's Arts Award on April 23, 2001 during a public ceremony;

     Whereas, The Governor's Arts Award began in 1973 to recognize Hoosiers that have made significant contributions to the arts in the state and/or national level and to increase public awareness of the arts and how the arts affect our everyday lives;

     Whereas, this award has been given to various arts organizations, individual artists, business and civic leaders, volunteers, and art educators;

    Whereas, during his administration, Mayor Dedelow has been supportive of the arts and established cultural priorities for the city of Hammond;

    Whereas, since taking office, Mayor Dedelow has overseen the formation of the Hammond Commission for the Arts and Humanities, has committed municipal funds to finance the Hammond Rotunda (a public architectural sculpture and plaza), and earmarked municipal funds to support the teaching of visual arts at Substation 9 (the Northern Indiana Arts Association's satellite classroom in downtown Hammond);


    Whereas, under Mayor Dedelow's sponsorship the city of Hammond applied for and received the designation as Indiana's host for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Artist & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium residency program from which an outdoor dance festival, Arts Inside Out, took place last summer in downtown Hammond; and

    Whereas, according to Mayor Dedelow, "The arts encourage dialogue and exchange and can provide a tool for economic revitalization. And more important, with education through the arts, there is potential for students to achieve greater academic success and discover an outlet to develop their talents to the fullest extent.": Therefore,
            

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:

    SECTION 1. That the General Assembly hereby recognizes and     congratulates Mayor Dedelow and the City of Hammond for its     dedication to the arts and for being a recipient of the 2001     Governor's Arts Awards.

    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the Senate transmit a     copy of this resolution to Mayor Dedelow and the City of     Hammond.