Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, Joyce Batchelor, MSW has committed her life to struggling children and families as a Child Advocate Social Worker for the Defender Association of Philadelphia Child Advocacy Unit for more than 25 years. Batchelor's impact on needy children and families comes through the personal assistance she renders to teens completing employment or college entrance applications, purchasing clothing and toiletries for children from her own coffers, or remembering abused and neglected children with gifts on birthdays and holidays. Batchelor touches and improves lives of underprivileged children and families in Philadelphia through a deep commitment to social justice and pours her heart and soul into each case to ensure that every child's needs are met. Batchelor is committed to making a difference for those in need who need it most; and

Whereas, Samuel Staten, Sr., represented by Samuel Staten, Jr., served as Business Manager of Laborers' Local 332 encouraging activism in the labor community until his retirement in 2008 after 30 years of dedicated service. Staten has served on numerous boards, including the Philadelphia Housing Authority and the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. He's also the trustee of the Samuel Staten, Sr., Charitable Trust which aims to assist those living in poverty in the Philadelphia area; and

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