File #: 180620    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/7/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/7/2018
Title: Congratulating Philadelphia's Michael Holland for his victory on Survivor: Ghost Island
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Bass, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez
Attachments: 1. Signature18062000.pdf


Congratulating Philadelphia's Michael Holland for his victory on Survivor: Ghost Island



WHEREAS, Michael Holland was born in 1984 and raised in Ardmore, PA, where he graduated from Harriton High School. Holland went on to attend Morehouse College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 2006 before earning a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Holland chose to live and work in Philadelphia, where he owns a custom furniture company, Bevo, that specializes in products made from reclaimed wood; and


WHEREAS, Mr. Holland was selected to compete on the 36th season of the famed reality show, Survivor, after having been a fan of the show for several years. Leveraging his handiwork and a gift for strategic thinking, Michael Holland would prove a strong competitor as Survivor: Ghost Island progressed; and


WHEREAS, During the season finale of Survivor: Ghost Island, it was revealed that Mr. Holland and his castmate Domenick Abbate had each received five votes, resulting in the series’ first ever tie. Fellow finalist Laurel Johnson was then called on to break the tie and she selected Holland as the winner of the contest and its million-dollar prize; and


WHEREAS, Michael Holland’s hard work, intelligence, and perseverance helped to propel him to victory in Survivor: Ghost Island, and Philadelphians were thrilled to welcome home the City’s first Survivor winner. The City of Philadelphia joins with Mr. Holland in celebrating his achievement; now, therefore,be it


RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, HEREBY Congratulates Philadelphia's Michael Holland for his victory on Survivor: Ghost Island.


FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy be presented to Mr. Michael Holland as an expression of the sincere sentiments of this legislative body.