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RESOLUTION JOINING WITH DULUTH, GEORGIA, IN A CELEBRATION OF OUR COMMON NAME AND HERITAGE.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the cities of Duluth, Minnesota, and Duluth, Georgia, share not only a common name attributable to Daniel Greysolon Sieur du Luth, but also a common bond in that they offer an outstanding quality of life to their residents; and

WHEREAS, Duluth, Georgia, is celebrating this quality of life in its Fall Festival 2000 featuring historic artifacts, arts, crafts, music, food and entertainment of the area; and

WHEREAS, the two Duluths over the years have developed a special relationship to each other which has resulted in visits and other exchanges of goodwill; and

WHEREAS, the mayor and city council of Duluth, Minnesota, wish to continue and enhance this special relationship; and

WHEREAS, through the generous efforts of Northwest Airlines, Mayor Gary Doty will be able to participate in Duluth, Georgia's, Fall Festival 2000 celebration;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth, Minnesota, hereby joins its southern cousin, Duluth, Georgia, in celebrating our common name and heritage and expresses its desire to continue the special relationship the two cities have enjoyed over the years.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this resolution to Mayor Shirley Fanning-Lasseter of Duluth, Georgia.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution expresses the city's desire to join with our southern cousin, Duluth, Georgia, in a celebration of our common name and heritage.