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File #: 190875    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 10/31/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 10/31/2019
Title: Honoring and congratulating Patrick O'Donnell on the occasion of his retirement following 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the City of Philadelphia and its citizens.
Sponsors: Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Domb, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell
Attachments: 1. SignatureCopy19087500
Title
Honoring and congratulating Patrick O'Donnell on the occasion of his retirement following 35 years of loyal and dedicated service to the City of Philadelphia and its citizens.
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WHEREAS, Patrick O'Donnell graduated from Cardinal Dougherty High School and Randolph Skills Center in 1982. Afterwards, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. as a mechanic working on Harrier Jets. He has exhibited a great sense of pride for the City of Philadelphia and has faithfully served both his City and Country; and

WHEREAS, Patrick O'Donnell began his career with the City of Philadelphia in 1985. Patrick started as a custodial worker for the City of Philadelphia Health Department. In 1988, Patrick worked for the Philadelphia Water Department as a water meter reader. In 1989, following in his parents footsteps, Patrick was hired by the Philadelphia Streets Department as a semi-skilled laborer. Both of Patrick's parents worked for the Streets Department from the late 70's through the early 90's; and

WHEREAS, Patrick O'Donnell worked his way up through several supervisory positions within the Philadelphia Streets Department, ending with Technical Service Manager. In 2012, Patrick transitioned to the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections as the Director of Operations, overseeing property maintenance and business compliance; and

WHEREAS, Patrick O'Donnell returned to the Philadelphia Streets Department in 2013 to accept the position of Right of Way Manager. In 2017, Patrick O'Donnell was promoted to Transportation Director of Operations; and

WHEREAS, Patrick O'Donnell is an honorable man who exemplifies all the characteristics of a model City employee. Throughout his decades of experience with the City of Philadelphia, Patrick has always been considered by many a "go to guy" to get things done. Never letting bureaucracy or red tape stand in the way, Patrick would always go above and beyond the call of duty. If Patrick could not get you an ...

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