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Record #: R2022-1186   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 11/16/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 11/16/2022
Title: Designation of November 20, 2022 as Pastor Christopher T. Harris, Sr. Day
Sponsors: Dowell, Pat, Coleman, Stephanie D. , King, Sophia D., Hairston, Leslie A., Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Cappleman, James, Knudsen, Timothy R., Harris, Michelle A., Scott, Monique L. , Burnett, Jr., Walter, Villegas, Gilbert, Taliaferro, Chris, Hadden, Maria E. , Lee, Nicole T. , Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , Waguespack, Scott, Martin, Matthew J. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Nugent, Samantha , Maldonado, Roberto, Lightfoot, Lori E. , Valencia, Anna M.
Attachments: 1. R2022-1186.pdf



WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris is a dearly loved son, father, husband, outstanding public servant, community leader, teacher, singer, business owner, and a special friend to many, Pastor Christopher Harris Sr. leads his flock with a shepherd's heart; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. has served and continues to serve his community, city, region, state, country, and global nations for more than 23 years; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. has served as District Superintendent of the sixth Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Illinois, as the youngest Pastor to hold the prestigious position in the COGIC organization in the State of Illinois, and on the Board of Bishops for Churches; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. has served as lead vocalist on more than 15 recorded projects, sang in 24 countries, traveled on 21 various world tours, and performed in countless cities throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. has demonstrated his commitment to, and knowledge of true community service by working alongside residents, congregants, Aldermen, Mayors, City Council, County Presidents, and the President of the United States of America in performance of their duties; and

WHEREAS, Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. has committed himself wholeheartedly to providing public safety to the residents, schools, churches, and businesses, offering his warm, reassuring, uniformed presences; and

WHEREAS, Without hesitation he has selflessly responded to emergency call for help nationally and internationally to help curve the surge of violence, trauma, and health issues; and

WHEREAS, We as residents, employees, congregants, and elected officials of the City of Chicago, benefit immensely from Pastor Harris' dignified and exemplary service and sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, We thereby honor this outstanding leader, 3rd Ward resident, and son of the Bronzeville community who demonstrates in action the values of selflessness, honor, and dedication to community services as Pastor Harris does; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and the Members ofthe City Council ofthe City of Chicago gathered here in assembly this 16th Day of November, 2022 A.D. do hereby proclaim November 20, 2022 as Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr. Day; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy ofthis resolution be prepared and presented to Pastor Christopher T. Harris Sr.






Pat Dowell Alderman, 3rd Ward