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REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 12, 2011 <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Whereas, the Common Council of the City of South Bend, Indiana, notes that <br />Stephen J. Luecke began his South Bend political career as one of the original Three <br />Amigos along with John Voorde and Sean Coleman when three young men collaborated <br />together on events depicted in Far Side; and <br /> <br />Whereas, the nine (9) years which Steve served on the South Bend Common <br />st <br />Council as the 1 District Council Member provided him with great opportunities to <br />interact and develop a strong resume for the highest executive municipal position which <br />he was appointed to in January 1997 to complete the Mayoral term of Joseph E. Kernan; <br />and <br /> <br />Whereas, for the next fifteen (15) years, Mayor Steve served with the utmost <br />distinction, especially in light of being raised as one of seven (7) children by his parents <br />nd <br />in Freeport, Illinois – the site of the 2 Lincoln-Douglas Debate, however this image <br />quickly changed when Mayor Steve convincingly portrayed a Lame Duck accompanied <br />by Nurse Peg at a recent Halloween benefit; and <br /> <br />Whereas, Mayor Steve generated more political cartoons in the South Bend <br />Tribune which undoubtedly upped its circulation more than any thing, except perhaps <br />Nancy Sulok’s articles about him; and <br /> <br />Whereas, a multitude of capital projects throughout the City of South Bend reflect <br />Mayor Steve’s vision, hand-work, and true love of South Bend, its residents, its <br />st <br />businesses, and his quest to be a model for other municipalities to be a 21 Century City. <br /> <br />Now, Therefore, be it resolved, by the Common Council of the City of South <br />Bend, Indiana, as follows: <br /> <br />Section I. On behalf of all of the citizens of the City of South Bend, Indiana, the <br />st <br />Common Council hereby publicly commends and thanks the 31 Mayor of the City of <br />South Bend, Indiana, Stephen J. Luecke, for his fifteen (15) years of serving as Mayor, <br />but more importantly for his character and integrity in faithfully serving the citizens of <br />South Bend as our executive leader. <br /> <br />Section II The Council wishes Mayor Steve, his wife Peg, their four (4) children, <br />and their many other family members and friends great futures. The City of South Bend, <br />Indiana reflects your hard-work and determination which will positively impact future <br />generations. <br /> <br />Section III . This Resolution shall be in full force and effect from and after its <br />adoption by the Council and approval by the Mayor. <br /> <br />s/Derek D. Dieter, First District s/Oliver J. Davis, Sixth District <br />s/Henry Davis, Jr., Second District s/Al “Buddy” Kirsits, At-Large <br />s/Tom LaFountain, Third District s/Timothy Rouse, At-Large <br />s/Ann Puzzello, Fourth District s/Karen L. White, At-Large <br />s/Dr. David Varner, Fifth District <br /> <br /> s/Kathleen Cekanski-Farrand, <br /> Council Attorney <br /> <br />s/John Voorde, City Clerk s/Stephen J. Luecke, Mayor <br /> <br /> <br />City Clerk John Voorde, 1029 Clermont, South Bend, Indiana, and St. Joseph County <br />Treasurer Sean Coleman, South Bend, Indiana, made the presentation for this Resolution <br />by first offering their comments and reading the Resolution in its entirety and presenting <br />it to Mayor Luecke. <br /> <br /> 2 <br /> <br />