senate resolution no.152

Senators Schmidt, McMorrow and Santana offered the following resolution:

A resolution to recognize November 18, 2020, as the Seventh Annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day.

Whereas, Michigan’s automotive heritage is preserved and promoted by the MotorCities National Heritage Area Partnership, an affiliate of the National Park Service; and

Whereas, MotorCities is one of 55 national heritage areas in the country and the only one in the state of Michigan; and

Whereas, The story-telling of MotorCities show how Michigan “Put the World on Wheels" throughout a region of 10,000 square miles in 16 state counties, with a population of more than six million people; and

Whereas, The MotorCities National Heritage Area is the largest concentration of auto-related sites, attractions, and events in the world and brings millions of visitors and dollars into the state’s economy each year; and

Whereas, The Michigan Legislative Auto Caucus allows members from across the state to focus on the future success of the state’s automotive industry, while also exchanging ideas and influencing policy, including auto heritage policy; and

Whereas, For the seventh consecutive year, MotorCities, in partnership with the Michigan Legislative Auto Caucus, organized an event called Michigan Auto Heritage Day, where supporters of automotive heritage preservation come together in celebration of the state’s unique automotive history; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize November 18, 2020, as the Seventh Annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day.