ADOPTED - SEPTEMBER 27, 2005
Agenda Item No. 15
Introduced by Commissioner Chris Swope of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE CHRONICLE NEWSPAPER, INC.
ON THE EVENT OF THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY
WHEREAS, the Lansing Chronicle Newspaper was created to fill a void of community news and information related to African Americans in mid-Michigan; and
WHEREAS, the Chronicle publishes 6,500 newspapers three times per month, these free newspapers are distributed to 50 African American churches, stores, shops and community centers and are also delivered door to door in some parts of Lansing; and
WHEREAS, readers receive local, state, national, international and community news that impacts their lives daily; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Chronicle is to present the positive sides of the African American community and showcase its achievements; and
WHEREAS, each Christmas the Chronicle partners with Tony Young Chevrolet to assist 75 needy families, in 2000 they partnered with the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Ingham County Health Department to sponsor the “Heart of Our Heritage”, a health awareness program to test area families for high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney disease and HIV/AIDS free of charge; and
WHEREAS, the Chronicle Newspaper, Inc. is celebrating 20 years of service in the community.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners hereby congratulates the Chronicle Newspaper, Inc. on the event of its 20th anniversary of providing service in Lansing’s African American community.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board appreciates the contributions the Chronicle Inc.has made to the citizens of Ingham County and wishes them continued success in the years to come.