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File #: 200696    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 12/3/2020 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: Also naming the 1800 block of South 20th Street "Terrance Carpenter Way," to honor the life and legacy of Terrance "Terry" Carpenter.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20069600, 2. Signature20069600

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Also naming the 1800 block of South 20th Street “Terrance Carpenter Way,” to honor the life and legacy of Terrance "Terry” Carpenter.

 

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WHEREAS, Terrance Wayne Carpenter was a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia, where he graduated from South Philadelphia High School; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Carpenter’s service to the community took many forms. He was employed at the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and then the Crisis Intervention Network, before eventually establishing T. Wayne Associates, a consulting firm specializing in political and community consulting; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Carpenter was a great advocate for the young people of South Philadelphia. Through his work at the Crisis Intervention Network, he had an opportunity to address gang violence by connecting with youth on a personal level and steering them onto better paths; and

 

WHEREAS, In 2010, Mr. Carpenter rededicated his life to Jesus Christ and joined the Philadelphia Prayer, Praise and Worship Center Church, under the pastorship of his brother, Rev. Dr. Douglas M. Carpenter, Jr., and sister-in-law, Felisa E. Carpenter; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Carpenter was also known throughout his community for his civic and artistic pursuits. He served as a commander of the Sons of the American Legion from 2005 to 2006. He also was a well-known disc jockey; and

 

WHEREAS, Mr. Carpenter’s talents also shone in his role as a committeeman for the 48th Ward, 32nd Division. He served as the treasurer of the 48th Ward where he handled the financial decisions and was the unofficial “Keeper of the Ward”; and

 

WHEREAS, For all the above reasons and more, Mr. Carpenter had a towering presence in his neighborhood and was sometimes even called “the mayor of South Philly.” Accordingly, his memory deserves an equally high profile; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, THAT THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, Also names the 1800 block of South 20th Street “Terry Carpenter Way” to honor the life and legacy of Terrance “Terry” Carpenter.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Terrance Carpenter as evidence of the admiration and respect of this body.

 

 

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