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File #: 190968    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/5/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Recognizing the extraordinary contributions and tireless efforts of the current and former staff members of the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger
Attachments: 1. Signature19096800
Title
Recognizing the extraordinary contributions and tireless efforts of the current and former staff members of the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.
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WHEREAS, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown, Councilmember in the Council of the City of Philadelphia, will conclude her tenure with Council in 2020 after twenty years of service. Throughout the years, the Councilwoman has benefited from a team of hardworking, persistent, and dynamic professionals, who each served the City of Philadelphia with distinction; and

WHEREAS, Author, speaker and pastor John C. Maxwell once said, "the truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement." Councilwoman Reynolds Brown's current and past staffers have been the embodiment of "Putting People First" by devoting themselves to improving the quality of life of their fellow citizens. Each contributed their time and talent and deserve to be commended for their efforts; and

WHEREAS, Anna Marie Strawberry served as Scheduler from 2000 to 2002, and brought an endlessly positive attitude to her work with constituents. During her time in the office, Anna learned how to be persistent in standing up for children and families, and learned how to get things done for their wellbeing; and

WHEREAS, Barbara Glenn served as Councilwoman Reynolds Brown's Assistant from 2000 to 2005. Barbara emphasizes that the Office of Councilwoman Reynolds Brown was always a loving place, since all the staff members got along as family, and appreciates the Councilwoman's hard-working demeanor; and

WHEREAS, Beth Strain Berry has served as Councilwoman Reynolds Brown's Constituent Service Representative and later Director since 2000. Beth brought an abundance of knowledge regarding city services. She attributes the Councilwoman for learning the value of follow up and follow through. She appreciates Councilwoman's passion and devotion in ensuring that every Philadelphian's voice is heard; and

WHEREAS, Candice Woods served as Constituent S...

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