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File #: 200099    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: Recognizing, honoring and celebrating the extraordinary career and legacy of Blondell Reynolds Brown, member of Philadelphia City Council from 2000-2020.
Sponsors: Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Bass, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. Signature20009900
Title
Recognizing, honoring and celebrating the extraordinary career and legacy of Blondell Reynolds Brown, member of Philadelphia City Council from 2000-2020.
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WHEREAS, Blondell Reynolds Brown proudly served in the Philadelphia City Council for 20 years. She is a force of inspiration and serves as an example to women in the City of Philadelphia and beyond; and
WHEREAS, Blondell Reynolds Brown was born in Sumter, South Carolina and was educated in the Philadelphia Public school system where she attended McMichael elementary school and graduated from the Philadelphia High School for Girls before earning a Bachelors and Masters degrees from Pennsylvania State University; and
WHEREAS, Blondell Reynolds Brown has a proven track record of public service and started her career as an elementary school teacher in the public school system and director of recruitment at Pennsylvania State University; and
WHEREAS, Blondell Reynolds Brown joined the Philadelphia Dance Company, later becoming a dance instructor and a board member for 20 years; and
WHEREAS, After 20 years in public service, Blondell Reynolds Brown was elected to serve the citizens of Philadelphia as an At-Large member of Philadelphia City Council from 2000-2020, where she served as committee chair for multiple committees including Parks and Recreation and the Committee on the Environment. Blondell Reynolds Brown also served as the Majority Whip from 2012-2020; and
WHEREAS, Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown worked tirelessly to pass meaningful legislation to improve the lives and opportunities for women, children and families; and
WHEREAS, Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown established the Philadelphia Children's Fund where she was key in negotiating with the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles to require each team to contribute $1 Million annually for 30 years to fund and support programs that improve the quality of life for children within the City of Philadelphia; and
WHEREAS, Council...

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