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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Monticello, Indiana on its 100th Anniversary.


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First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating Monticello, Indiana on its 100th Anniversary.

    Whereas, Monticello is hosting a year long celebration in honor of its 100th Anniversary.

    Whereas, From its humble beginnings as a frontier village and county seat of White County in 1834, Monticello grew to a town in 1862, and officially became a city in 1909. Monticello has persevered through the years and shown itself to be a strong, resilient, and vibrant city - particularly shown as the city rebuilt after the April 1974 F four tornado;

    Whereas, While Monticello is celebrating its past, it is also building for the future. White County is one of only nine counties across Indiana that has been selected to pilot the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program which helps rural communities accomplish their economic and community development goals;

    Whereas, "Leadership White County" will begin in February 2009 designed to develop and promote strong local leaders through leadership development and civic involvement training. This program will involve local business persons, civic leaders, and county residents who aspire to become more engaged in community activities with the goal of building a sense of personal ownership and accountability for the future of Monticello and all of White County;

    Whereas, Monticello is home to Indiana's largest amusement park, Indiana Beach, which hosts more than three quarters of a million visitors every year. From its beginnings as a swimming area in a cornfield to a destination resort with over forty rides and attractions, including an exciting water park and six roller coasters, visitors easily discover "There is More than Corn in Indiana!";

    Whereas, The Anniversary celebration kicked off on Sunday, January 11th with a Birthday celebration at the City Park's Anheier Building named after Mayor A.A. Anheier. The celebration will continue each month with a different organization highlighting each decade February through November and conclude in December with a wrap-up celebration hosted by the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau; and

    Whereas, Monticello has always grown through adversity and moved forward as a stronger, more united city. Although currently in a state of rebuilding their economy, with strong support from the past and an unwavering resolve to succeed, Monticello is filled with excitement and anticipation looking forward to the next 100 years: 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 Indiana General Assembly congratulates Mayor Jason Thompson and the city of Monticello on their 100th Anniversary and their continued dedication towards strengthening and building their city.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is hereby directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to Mayor Jason Thompson, the Monticello City Council, the White County Historical Society, and the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau.