Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

Whereas, Doris A. Smith, formerly served as Commissioner of the Fairmount Park; founded 100 Black Women in Philadelphia and served as executive for Pennsylvania's Department of Health and other health and wellness organizations. Ms. Smith is a longtime public service and community activist deeply committed to park preservation and improving outcomes for Philadelphians. She currently chairs the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission and helps high school dropouts to obtain GEDs, vocational training, and to secure gainful employment through her work with the Exodus Project; and

Whereas, Trudy Haynes pioneered the pathway for African Americans on television as the nation's first African American TV weather caster and Philadelphia's first African American television reporter. Haynes served 33 years on air at KYW-TV, Channel 3 hosting programs such as The Trudy Haynes Show, Sunday Magazine, Sunday Side Up and a news segment called "Trudy's Grapevine." Throughout her trailblazing career, Haynes interviewed news and entertainment celebrities from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Sylvester Stallone, Denzel Washington and Tupac Shakur. In 1999, Trudy Haynes' groundbreaking career in journalism was honored by the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's Hall of Fame; and

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