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File #: 18-4530    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING ALDERMAN MICHAEL SCOTT JR, NATASHEE SCOTT AND LAUREN RAYMOND
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/25/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING ALDERMAN MICHAEL SCOTT JR, NATASHEE SCOTT AND LAUREN RAYMOND FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN PROVIDING CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, The Westside Cultural Foundation ("WCF") was established in 2012 in an effort to create cultural and educational outlets for the youth, adults, and seniors residing on the West Side of Chicago to support the Chicago Westside Music Festival (WSMF) a free concert produced on the West Side of Chicago; and WHEREAS, WCF is an emerging organization, led by its President and CEO, Natashee Scott, JD, MBA and its Executive Director Lauren Raymond, JD are skilled, experienced leaders committed to developing a stable, sustainable best practices organization; and WHEREAS, WCF programs are WSMF and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp are designed to make Chicago's West Side a destination for arts and culture, and build community cohesion; and WHEREAS, WCF has successfully produced WSMF for six con...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING ALDERMAN MICHAEL SCOTT JR, NATASHEE SCOTT AND LAUREN RAYMOND FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN PROVIDING CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES IN COOK COUNTY

WHEREAS, The Westside Cultural Foundation ("WCF") was established in 2012 in an effort to create cultural and educational outlets for the youth, adults, and seniors residing on the West Side of Chicago to support the Chicago Westside Music Festival (WSMF) a free concert produced on the West Side of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, WCF is an emerging organization, led by its President and CEO, Natashee Scott, JD, MBA and its Executive Director Lauren Raymond, JD are skilled, experienced leaders committed to developing a stable, sustainable best practices organization; and

WHEREAS, WCF programs are WSMF and Alvin Ailey Dance Camp are designed to make Chicago's West Side a destination for arts and culture, and build community cohesion; and

WHEREAS, WCF has successfully produced WSMF for six consecutive years; and

WHEREAS, On August 18, 2018, WSF will continue the tradition by producing its 7th consecutive free outdoor music concert prompting Chicago's West Side as a safe destination for music, summer festival and family fun. It offers a full day and evening of events in Douglas Park showcasing arts and culture in an area often overlooked; and

WHEREAS, the day is hosted by 24th ward Alderman Michael Scott Jr., for more than 1,500 children and 250 seniors and ends with a concert featuring local as well as national headliners; and

WHEREAS, WSMF has seen more than 45,000 attendees. Each year, 40-50 individuals volunteers support the event along with $175,000 in sponsorships and $25,000 in-kind donations; and

WHEREAS, WCF also co-hosts a free six week Ailey Camp summer camp held at George W. Collins High School in the North Lawndale Community. Now in its third year, the camp serves up to 100 youth annually. The Ailey Camp is a well renowned national program for young...

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