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File #: 210942    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 11/18/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 12/2/2021
Title: Congratulating David L. Cohen on his confirmation as the United States Ambassador to Canada and recognizing his many contributions to public life and service in Philadelphia and beyond.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Gauthier, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Gilmore Richardson
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 21094200, 2. Signature21094200
Title
Congratulating David L. Cohen on his confirmation as the United States Ambassador to Canada and recognizing his many contributions to public life and service in Philadelphia and beyond.

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WHEREAS, On July 21, 2021, President Joseph Biden announced his nomination of Philadelphian, David L. Cohen, to be the United States Ambassador to Canada. On November 2, 2021, he was confirmed in a unanimous and bipartisan vote of the U.S. Senate; and

WHEREAS, David L. Cohen was born in New York and began his adult life in the Philadelphia region attending college at Swarthmore and graduating in 1977. Mr. Cohen then graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1981; and

WHEREAS, David's distinguished legacy of public service began with his tenure as Chief of Staff to Mayor Ed Rendell in Philadelphia from 1992 through 1997; and

WHEREAS, During his work with the Rendell Administration, Mr. Cohen worked toward a revitalization of Philadelphia's economy as the City teetered on the brink of financial disaster. Mr. Cohen played a critical coordinating role in significant budgetary and financial issues, in economic development activities, in collective bargaining negotiations, and in a wide variety of other policy and operational issues relating to the City; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cohen has also enjoyed a prestigious legal career in Philadelphia as chairman of the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. After his time with the firm, Mr. Cohen began his career with Comcast in 2002; and

WHEREAS, At Comcast, Mr. Cohen advanced to the position of Senior Executive Vice President where he led the company's strategy and development in a broad portfolio of responsibilities, from government relations, to legal and regulatory affairs, to communications, and more. Mr. Cohen was the first Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cohen's service to Philadelphia's nonprofit and civic organizations is extensive and admirable. Notably, Dav...

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