BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
WHEREAS, the city of Duluth is home to the fifth oldest children’s museum in the nation, the Duluth Children’s Museum; and
WHEREAS, over 70,000 visitors annually benefit from the educational programs and services offered by the Duluth Children’s Museum; and
WHEREAS, the Duluth Children’s Museum is positioned to expand the use of traveling exhibits to better serve the interests of the residents of our community and those who visit the museum from across the globe; and
WHEREAS, by expanding their exhibition offerings the Duluth Children’s Museum will enhance the educational services to all students of the region; and
WHEREAS, having a vibrant and strong cultural organization focused on the celebration of area youth strengthens the livability of the city of Duluth.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth supports the Duluth Children’s Museum request for $475,000 in FY07 earmark funding to support a traveling exhibition and expanded educational program activities and urges our distinguished Congressman James Oberstar and the entire Minnesota congressional delegation to do everything reasonably possible to secure the full amount of this request.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the clerk shall send a copy of this resolution to the Minnesota congressional delegation.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution requests help in securing a federal grant to help the children’s museum. The request is not competing with any other request for earmarked funds.