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04/03/2012 03Bi Presentation and Introduction of Lily Yeh BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 4.i. For Meeting of: April 3, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Presentation and introduction of Lily Yeh SUBMITTED BY: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager CONTACT PERSON/TELEPHONE: Tammy Regimbal, Utility Services Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: For more than a quarter century, Lily Yeh has spearheaded projects around the world that combine arts with other community buildings strategies in order to transform an revitalize cities as diverse as Korogoshu, Nairobi, Salt Lake City, Utah, Damascus, Syria, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Beijing, China. Yeh is sharing her message and vision here in Yakima in hopes of sparking interest in the development of a project intended to positively address some of our community's most pressing • issues including crime, gang violence, and poverty Yeh's visit will include meetings with members of the Yakima Arts Commission, the Yakima LIGHT Project, the Yakima Gang Free Initiative, the Yakima County Gang Commission and Safe Yakima Valley Communities. Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: / City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download 0 Presentation Lily Yeh On April 2, 2012, Yakima citizens will have an opportunity to engage and participate in our community in an entirely new way to create solutions for pressing issues like gangs. L h is the founder of —and force behind— Barefoot Artists, an organization that revitalizes neighborhoods around the globe, through the transformative power of art Lily will share her story and will relate possibilities for Yakima — ideas to improve our community through a participatory, multifaceted project that will foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development and preserve and promote our cultural heritage. Brought to you by these generous community sponsors Yakima Valley Community Foundation, Members of the Yakima LIGHT Project, Yakima Valley Museum, The Seasons, Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau Monday, April 2 :. The Seasons 101 N. Naches Ave. N 7:00 — 9:00 P.M. ~:1 Call 509-575-6040 for more information. V Michael Morales, City of Yakima Learn more about Lily at barefootartrt:-. or