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12/10/2019 06C Request for Letter of Support for YVC a\'4\lyy bxk ik 1 1-:41 PPPPPP+Pd s' lii it tYlltYlA.\ta. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 6.C. For Meeting of: December 10, 2019 ITEM TITLE: Consideration of a request for a letter of support for Yakima Valley College SUBMITTED BY: Randy Beehler, Communications & Public Affairs Director SUMMARY EXPLANATION: The Yakima Valley College (YVC) Board of Directors has requested the City Council provide a letter of support for YVC's proposal to replace Prior Hall and Kendall Hall with a new facility that would house the college's music, drama, nursing, and technology support services programs. The letter of support(see attached draft letter of support)would be utilized by the YVC board to solicit funding for the new facility. At its December 3, 2019 regular meeting, the Council voted unanimously to add consideration of providing a letter of support to the YVC board to the Council's December 10th regular meeting. ITEM BUDGETED: NA STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Partnership Development APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL BY THE CITY MANAGER RECOMMENDATION: N/A ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Letter of up rt for Replacement of Prier FIall and 12/4/2019 r Me o Kendall all OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL Kathy Coffey,Mayor 2 44/11) A ki /4,':''' ''•41-4#, 129 North Second Street Duke Gutierrez, ssistant'Mayor f i4.w•;. tV" ';111",,"'2 1 City Hall, Yakima, Washington 98901 Holly Cousens Phone(509) 575-6050•Fax(509) 576-6335 Kay Funk Nsior Brad Hill l.„;,* ,; V Carmen Mendez Jason White December 10th, 2019 Dr. Sara Cate, YVC Board Chair Yakima Valley College PO Box 22520 Yakima WA 98907 Dear Dr. Cate, The Yakima City Council strongly supports Yakima Valley College's (YVC) proposal to replace Prior Hall and Kendall Hall on the college campus. The new facility that is intended to replace the two aging buildings will provide YVC's Music Department and Drama Department with modern, functional space to continue to foster an appreciation of the arts. Additionally, the new facility will offer the opportunity to realize greater efficiencies and cost management tools that will allow YVC's burgeoning nursing program to continue to meet an increasing demand. Not only will the new facility accommodate existing nursing courses of study, but will make it possible for the college to establish a new licensed practical nurse (LPN) program. YVC's technology support services program will also benefit from enhanced space in the new facility, which will allow it to provide students with the greatest opportunity to succeed. YVC is an invaluable asset to the Yakima community and the entire Central Washington Region. The college plays a pivotal role in preparing our workforce to meet the demands of today and the future. The Yakima City Council recognizes the importance of YVC in strengthening the economic, cultural, and social elements of our community. The Council encourages other entities to support the efforts of YVC to replace the outmoded Prior Hall and Kendall Hall with a facility that meets the contemporary needs of the college. Please let the Council know if it can provide any additional assistance to YVC as it pursues its goal of continuing to modernize its campus and improve the experience it provides students. Sincerely, Mayor Kathy Coffey Yakima told t.M.gi 1111C 2015 1994