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WelcomingMayor Joe Reardon and the Unified Government Commission were very welcoming tonight as Mayor Joe Reardon proclaimed "Welcome to Kansas City, Kan., Month." Members of Welcoming Kansas, a group that promotes the welcoming of immigrants, were in attendance. (Staff photo)
It's now official.
Kansas City, Kan., is a welcoming community for immigrants.
Tonight, Mayor Joe Reardon proclaimed the month of March as "Welcome to Kansas City, Kan., Month."
The effort behind the proclamation was made by Welcoming Kansas, an organization dedicated to fostering welcoming communities to immigrants in Kansas.
According to the proclamation, "Kansas City, Kan., is a welcoming city that respects the innate dignity of all people and is proud to partner with the Welcoming Kansas initiative."
The current effort seeks to build cooperation, respect and compassion among all in the community, according to the proclamation.
Kansas City, Kan., has long been recognized as a hospitable and welcoming place where people, families and institutions thrive and the contributions of all are celebrated and valued, the proclamation stated. The residents live up to the highest values of acceptance and equality, treating newcomers with decency and respect, according to the proclamation. The city is committed to continuing to build a neighborly and welcoming atmosphere, the mayor stated in the proclamation.