CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE, COLORADO
RESOLUTION NO. 00
Series of 2018
TITLE: A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A CULTURAL VISION FOR THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE
WHEREAS, Cultural Arts play a vital role in the economic and aesthetic development and viability of the City of Wheat Ridge, and in particular the city’s Key Value of Enhancing Community Character and Accentuating Quality Design; and
WHEREAS, the Envision Wheat Ridge Comprehensive Plan calls for the City to promote and support diverse arts and cultural amenities, provide existing arts and cultural offerings such as community concerts, public art, the historic park and seasonal festivals, and seek opportunities to partner and expand arts and cultural programs; and
WHEREAS, a well-defined, universal Cultural Vision for the City of Wheat Ridge is necessary to provide consistent, cogent talking points for stakeholders when talking about the cultural climate and outlook in the City; and
WHEREAS, the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission is charged with promoting Cultural Arts in the City of Wheat Ridge, fostering cultural enrichment and education opportunities for the community, overseeing the public art process, providing resource assistance, and making recommendations to the Mayor, City Manager and City Council on matters relating to Cultural Arts;
WHEREAS, the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission has developed a comprehensive Cultural Vision and implementation plan that calls for a unified, professional approach that is supported by the Wheat Ridge City Council, staff, businesses and community and is recognized as relevant to the community;
WHEREAS, the Wheat Ridge City Council endorsed this Cultural Vision during a council work session on December 4, 2017, and encouraged the Cultural Commission to proceed with implementing its plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, as follows:
Cultural Arts play a vital role in the economic and aesthetic development and viability of a community. Therefore, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, aspires to become a city where the arts are an integral part of its cultural fabric. Public art and other cultural activities will reflect the eclectic and diverse personality of the city, and artistic elements and expression throughout Wheat Ridge neighborhoods and business corridors will be encouraged.
DONE AND RESOLVED this 9th day of April 2018.