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File #: 210264    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/25/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/8/2021
Title: Honoring the life and legacy of Charlie "Uncle Bip" Bernard, Dean of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, Political Director, Chief Moral Officer, and the Grandfather of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, for his lifelong dedication to Philadelphia politics.
Sponsors: Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Thomas, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson, Councilmember Brooks, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Domb
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21026400, 2. Signature21026400
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Honoring the life and legacy of Charlie "Uncle Bip" Bernard, Dean of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, Political Director, Chief Moral Officer, and the Grandfather of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, for his lifelong dedication to Philadelphia politics.

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WHEREAS, Charlie "Uncle Bip" Bernard was an immense influence to Philadelphia politics, with a renowned career that helped to shape the Philadelphia Democratic Party; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Bernard was a dedicated public servant, working for the City of Philadelphia for 25 years as a supervisor at the City Commissioner's Office, as well as for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 5 years; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Bernard went on to serve in a variety of important roles including Political Director of the Democratic City Committee for over 34 years; and

WHEREAS, He dedicated his career to working with the Honorable Bob Brady, the Philadelphia Democratic Party, and the Democratic City Committee; and

WHEREAS, His work in politics never ceased and continued right to the end, culminating in the celebration of his 60th year in Philadelphia this year. Mr. Bernard's dedication to his work knew no bounds, and he continued to "work the phones" up until his death; and

WHEREAS, His love for his job and the people he served was only surpassed by the love for his family. Mr. Bernard was a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Bernard's legacy and his impact on Philadelphia will be remembered for years to come; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, BY THE COUNCIL OF CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, That it hereby honors the life and legacy of Charlie "Uncle Bip" Bernard, Dean of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, Political Director, Chief Moral Officer, and the Grandfather of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, for his lifelong dedication to Philadelphia politics.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That an Engrossed copy of this resolution be presented to the family of Charlie "Uncle Bip" Bernard, fu...

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