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