Council Packet 09162008 by bestt571

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Bicycle Motocross(BMX) movement originated in the 20th century, the 60s in California, in a very short time it has its unique charm to conquer the entire United States. Beyond the reach of those young people in terms of off-road motorcycle, this exercise can make them feel self-built off-road in the car speeding on the runway wonderful feeling. Although the use of the bike, but without prejudice to the moment that they fully understand the impact brought about by the stimulation and excitement. For teenagers, BMX's spending is relatively low and does not take up too far away from home driving range.

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									                                                                              Council Meeting: 09/16/2008
                                                                              Agenda: Special Presentations
                                                                              Item #: 5. a.


             CITY OF KIRKLAND
             City Manager's Office
             123 Fifth Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033 425.587.3001
             www.ci.kirkland.wa.us



MEMORANDUM



To:                 David Ramsay, City Manager


From:               Marie Stake, Communications Program Manager


Date:               September 9, 2008


Subject:            Jill Kintner Proclamation



RECOMMENDATION:
Council authorizes the Mayor to sign the Jill Kintner Proclamation.


BACKGROUND DISCUSSION:

Jill Kintner, a 1999 Juanita High School Graduate, achieved the Bronze Medal in bicycle motocross (BMX)
on August 22, 2008. Ms. Kintner is an extremely accomplished BMX and mountain cross racer. The City
Council would like to formally honor Ms. Kintner with a Proclamation at its September 16 meeting.
                A PROCLAMATION OF THE CITY OF KIRKLAND

                                             Recognizing
                                          Jill Kintner
                        as an Olympian and Hometown Hero

WHEREAS, at the age of eight, Jill Kintner quickly took to off-road BMX bicycling, beginning the start of her
climb toward becoming an Olympian;

WHEREAS, at the age of 16, Jill Kintner began competing professionally and is an extremely accomplished
athlete in the sports professions of bicycle motocross (BMX) and mountain cross (4X) mountain biking; and

WHEREAS, Jill Kintner has achieved over 70 wins in career, BMX titles from District, State, Regional ,
National competitions, including her first national win in 1990 at the American Bicycle Association Great
Northwest Nationals; and International titles.

WHEREAS, Jill Kintner has also achieved multiple wins as a mountain cross racer, including Gold Medal
Women’s 4-Cross World Champion in 2005, 2006 and 2007; and back-to-back World Cup titles 2005, 2006.

WHEREAS, Jill Kintner grew up in Washington State and resided in Kirkland, graduating from Juanita High
School in 1999;

WHEREAS, BMX racing made its debut at the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, China and Jill Kintner captured
the Bronze medal on August 22, 2008 with a final time result of 38.674 seconds; and

WHEREAS, the Kirkland City Council and community wish Jill Kintner all the best regards in her athletic,
education and graphic design aspirations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, James L. Lauinger, Mayor of the City of Kirkland, do hereby proudly recognize Jill
Kintner as a Hometown Hero in Kirkland, Washington, because she has shown the world that determination
and a competitive edge in sports can achieve great results;

                Signed this 16th day of September, 2008




                                                                   ______________________
                                                                   James L. Lauinger, Mayor

								
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