THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR HAS RELEASED THE FOLLOWING PROCLAMATION
Know Ye All People
By These Presents
Whereas, Kristopher Neil “Kris” Allen is a native of Central Arkansas having grown up in Jacksonville and attended the University of Central Arkansas, and
Whereas, at an early age Kris discovered he had a musical talent for singing, and taught himself to play guitar at age 13 (and is also proficient with the piano, viola, and ukulele), and in 2007, Kris self-produced an album Brand New Shoes with college friends and bandmates Michael Holmes on drums and Chase Erwin on bass, and
Whereas, Kris also has shared his musical gifts as worship leader at New Life Church and the Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at UCA and has done missionary work around the world, including Burma, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, Spain, and Thailand, and
Whereas, Kris auditioned for the eighth season of American Idol in Louisville, Kentucky, and was selected to become a semi-finalist and finalist, and
Whereas, Kris has consistently impressed the judges and fans of American Idol with his performances of songs including “A Song for You,” “I Want You Back,” “Everything,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Remember the Time,” “To Make You Feel My Love,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You),” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” “Falling Slowly,” “She Works Hard for the Money,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Renegade,” and “Come Together,” and
Whereas, Kris has shown he is a man of character, faith, talent, and humility, traits that he has shown for years to his friends and family including his new wife Katy, and
Whereas, Kris is one of the final three contestants on American Idol Season 8 and has come home to Central Arkansas to share his talents with his legions of Metro Little Rock fans.
NOW, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that I, Mark Stodola, Mayor of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas, do hereby declare Friday, May 8, 2009, as
Kris Allen Day
in the City of Little Rock and urge the citizens of Little Rock to join me in celebrating his talents and representation of Central Arkansas.
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Little Rock to be affixed on this 8th day of May in the year of our Lord, 2009.
Mayor Mark Stodola