Councilwomen Blondell Reynolds Brown Presents The Next Generation of Leadership: and Former Next Generation of Leaders Awardees VIP Reception

Yesterday a “Celebration of Women Events” kicked off with an invitation-only VIP reception honoring the “Next Generation of Leadership: Rising Stars” at City Hall with the Honorable Blondell Reynolds-Brown.

Bummer for me as I had already had plans for dinner with friends I couldn’t even do a tasting of what looked like some fabulous delectable from Brown’s Kitchen; I look for a future invitation to do so.

Enjoying the festivities were Evens Charles, Frontier Developmen, Felisha Harris, FRH Consulting, LLC and their attorney Rich Harris, Obermayer…LLP; It’s always good to have an attorney close by these days. (men of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.)Katherine J. Gilmore, Constituent Services Liaison – Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Jamie Foxx fan. I remember a month ago chatting with Katherine and she was all excited as Jamie Foxx had just walked by her, stopped and gave her a graph in the halls of City Hall and Marshall Lane their Super Volunteer
Marcella Stokes, Della Clark and Angela Dowd Burton warned me that they do not want their heads showing up on some sexy chicks naked body.
Aditi Roy and outgoing Miss Philadelphia 2008 Brintha Vasgar, who’s reign ends this Saturday at the contest at University of Pa. I really enjoyed seeing the medical student through out this year, and know she will be doing great things in the future. Our friend Susan Helfrich’s daughter is in the running and I can vouch that she is about the sweetest girl you could know.
Punch Media’s James Zeleniak and Where Publisher Laura Burkhardt
Farah Jimenez, Esq and WMAD Awardee 2004
Nicole Cashman, President of Cashman & Associates; 2007 NGL
When you see this guy in the blue shirt, you know this guy isn’t too far behind
Mayor Nutter as introduced by City Rep Melanie Johnson, and a 2008 NGL awardee. I just spoke with Melanie yesterday regarding the upcoming July 4 Fireworks and festivities in Philadelphia (I know some of you have been asking) and she says it’s in the works and there will be an announcement in the coming weeks. As you know it’s just about my favorite holiday all year long, before I was a blogger I was a volunteer tour guide and I love the history and celebration of Philadelphia.
A gift for this years Awardee’s – a framed Mural Arts picture
According to an article written in the Philadelphia Tribune:
For over a decade, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s adopted signature Women’s History Month event “Women Making a Difference,” has showcased women’s accomplishments while providing a platform for supporting issues and organizations those impact women, children and families.
Not surprisingly a packed house
Some of this years awardees
The criteria for the award is young women ages 25 – 39, who are living and/or working and/or doing significant community work in the City of Philadelphia. Throughout the year, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown constantly scours the papers, pays attention to the news media and takes recommendations on women who could potentially be rising stars. From there, she personally reviews every potential awardees bio/profile/resume and makes certain they are doing community service in our area.
and an appearance from last years awardee and birthday girl Nina Tinari. Currently is a special assistant to Gov Rendell, but has taken a new job: “S. R. Wojdak & Associates LP announced today that Nina Tinari, former Special Assistant for Gov. Edward G. Rendell, is joining the firm’s lobbying practice. Ms. Tinari joins the firm on April 13 as Director of Government Relations.” Congratulations Nina!!