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Sponsored by: <br /> CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2010 -055 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE SEWARD MURAL SOCIETY `S PROPOSAL <br /> TO OVERSEE JAPANESE ARTISTS PAINT AN INTERNATIONAL <br /> FRIENDSHIP MURAL IN OBIHIRO JAPAN IN 2012 AND INVITING <br /> ARTISTS TO PAINT A SIMILAR MURAL IN SEWARD IN 2013 AS CITY <br /> BIRTHDAY GIFTS IN HONOR OF THE WITHSTANDING SISTER CITY <br /> RELATIONSHIP <br /> WHEREAS, Seward has been named the "Mural capital of Alaska" by the Governor; and <br /> WHEREAS, the mural society in Seward has proposed a unique exchange opportunity as <br /> gifts in honor of upcoming incorporation dates and our withstanding sister city relationship; and <br /> WHEREAS, every ten years Seward and Obihiro try to commemorate their anniversaries in <br /> some way and agree this would be a great commemorative gift exchange for both cities for 2012 and <br /> 2013; and <br /> WHEREAS, the Seward Mural Society has a proposal and timeline to have a small group of <br /> Seward artists travel to Obihiro Japan in 2012 to assist Japanese volunteer artists in painting an <br /> international friendship mural designed by a designated master artist; and <br /> WHEREAS, the city of Seward would entertain a similar artist invite so Japanese artists <br /> could come and assist the Seward Mural Society with a mural to erect in Seward in 2013. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD, ALASKA that: <br /> Section 1. The City of Seward wishes to adopt this project as the project to commemorate <br /> our city's birthdays for 2012 and 2013. <br /> Section 2. The Seward City Council supports and approves the Seward Mural Society <br /> proposed international mural exchange project, and invites artists from Obihiro to participate in a <br /> mutual exchange. <br /> Section 3. The city of Seward allows the coordination of the project between the Seward <br /> Mural Society and the International and Domestic Relations Department in Obihiro Japan. <br /> Section 4. This resolution shall take affect immediately upon its adoption. <br /> PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the city of Seward, Alaska, this 14 day of <br /> June, 2010 <br />