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Vol. II No. 101 (261)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

July 15, 2011

Philadelphia Daily Record

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The Philadelphia Public Record Calendar Jul. 23Brady Bunch get-together at Keenan’s at 113 Old New Jersey Av., North Wildwood, N.J., 4-8 p.m. Tickets $35. For info Tommy (215) 423-9027 or Charlie (215) 241-7804. Jul. 23State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts seminar on Building Financial Wealth by Improving Your Credit Score at 10 a.m. in Bossone Bldg. Atrium, 3200 Market St., 10 a.m. Parking available at 31st & Ludlow. For info Desaree K. Jones or Don Cave (215) 492-2980. Jul. 23Rep. John Taylor’s annual Beach Ball at Coconut Cove in Angelsea, North Wildwood. 2 pm. Jul. 30DC 21 Glaziers annual Summer

Get-Together at Keenan’s in Angelsea, N. Wildwood, N.J., 2 p.m. on. Jul. 30Mt. Zion Baptist Church and pastor Rev. Cedric Hughes Jones, Jr. host “You and The Law”Seminar from 9 am to 1 p.m.1411 S. 50th st.(at Woodland Av.). For info call 215-724-0619. Aug. 2Friends of Ron Donatucci hosts cruise on Delaware aboard Phila. Belle at Penns Landing Pier 3, between Market and Chestnut Sts., 6-10 p.m. Boat sails at 7 p.m. $145 per person. Aug. 5Swedish Museum hosts Summer Crayfish Party in FDR Park at 1900 Pattison Ave. Tickets $50. Call (215) 389-1776 for details. Reservations end Jul. 29.

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Former PA General Counsel

Named to PHA Legal Post 60 attorneys to an international law firm of more than 500. but of all findings related to the recent HUD Inspector General audit of PHA professional legal service contracts.

Barbara Adams, with 33 years’ experience, including managing a staff of more than 500 attorneys at the Office of General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for nearly six years under Governor Ed Rendell., is the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s new General Counsel. “In selecting a general counsel capable of helping PHA regain the public’s trust, we sought someone above reproach and one with a track record of developing and implementing policies across a broad range of issues. We have found that person in Barbara Adams,” said PHA Administrative Receiver Michael Kelly. “We were fortunate enough to attract tremendously high caliber applicants for this position, and Barbara stood out as the most qualified.” Ms. Adams has several priority projects awaiting her, the most significant of which is reducing the cost of legal bills. She will also serve as PHA’s Ethics Officer, responsible for enforcing PHA’s recently revised Standards of Ethical Conduct. Ms. Adams will report to both the Administrative Receiver

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“We are aware of the problems within our previous Legal Department. We have been assessing and acting upon them for the past several months. Barbara’s job will be to manage solutions,” said Administrative Receiver Kelly.

Barbara Adams and the Board of Commissioners. ...PHA Top Lawyer “Barbara will accelerate the pace of positive change that Michael Kelly has initiated at PHA. I know of her great legal mind firsthand from working with her for several years in Harrisburg, and I saw the level of integrity she insists upon from her staff and entire organization,” said PHA Board Commissioner Estelle Richman. Ms. Adams spent 28 years at the Duane Morris law firm in Philadelphia. As head of the Finance Practice Group, she oversaw the growth of the department from

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Ms. Adams is a 1978 graduate of Temple University Law School. She has given scores of presentations and speeches to fellow attorneys, executives, public officials, educators and the media. She will earn a salary of $160,000 per year and will begin work on August 1. The Philadelphia Housing Authority is the nation’s 4th largest housing authority, serving more than 80,000 rental residents. PHA is also a major real estate developer. See more at www.pha.phila.gov

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