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File #: 200106    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 1/30/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/30/2020
Title: Honoring and congratulating Brian A. Hudson, Sr. on the occasion of his retirement following 45 years of loyal and dedicated service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the citizens of the City of Philadelphia.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Oh
Attachments: 1. Signature20010600
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Honoring and congratulating Brian A. Hudson, Sr. on the occasion of his retirement following 45 years of loyal and dedicated service to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the citizens of the City of Philadelphia.
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WHEREAS, Brian was born and raised in the City of Harrisburg; and

WHEREAS, Brian attended public school in Harrisburg and started work at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance as a staff accountant beginning in 1975; and

WHEREAS, For the past 45 years, Brian has worked tirelessly at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA), taking on ever-increasing responsibilities; becoming Manager of Investments in the Finance Division beginning in 1978, then Director of Finance in 1988, Assistant Executive Director of Finance and Administration in 1989, Deputy Executive Director in 1995, and finally as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer in 2003, serving in that capacity for 16 years; and

WHEREAS, Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree, became a Certified Public Accountant, and became a Certified Treasury Professional, all while working full-time at PHFA, and raising his family of five boys during the past 45 years with his loving wife Gena; and

WHEREAS, Brian has dedicated his life to creatively financing affordable housing and ensuring access to affordable housing; expanding economic opportunities and community reinvestment; championing the exposure and dismantling of systemic discriminatory practices that adversely affect people's lives; directing transactions securing $12 billion in bond financing for single-family mortgage programs; investing more than $240 million in agency resources to fund multifamily housing projects throughout the Commonwealth; and administering numerous state and federal housing programs for community development and for the repair and retention of homes for people of modest means; and

WHEREAS, Brian, as part of his statewide housing initiatives, has made a tremendous impact ...

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