Committee of Seventy Releases Columns From Transition Sessions for Mayor and City Council
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Committee of Seventy Releases Columns From Transition Sessions for Mayor and City Council

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Contact: Genevieve Greene,, 617-785-6991

Philadelphia, PA - The Committee of Seventy, with support from the William Penn Foundation, hosted a series of briefings beginning in the fall of 2023 to help manage upcoming transitions into office for the Mayor and City Council. In an effort to share insights from the briefings with the public, Seventy released several columns on the sessions written by Dave Davies. 

“With a new mayor and many new members of City Council, Philadelphia is truly entering a new era of leadership,” said Seventy President and CEO Lauren Cristella. “While Mayor Parker and City Council have been in office for a few months now, Mayor Parker will give her first budget address tomorrow, marking another milestone in the transition from campaign promises to meaningful action. Through these sessions, we sought to equip our elected officials with the resources they need to succeed at this critical moment in Philadelphia’s history.” 

There were four sessions hosted for Mayoral candidates and two sessions for Council members. Both the Mayoral and Council briefings brought together experts to share information on topics including, hiring, policy and building relationships. The briefings aimed to provide guidance to the incoming Mayor and City Council and help prepare them for their positions. 

“Seventy has been committed to efficient and effective government and upholding the integrity of Philadelphia’s institutions for 120 years. We are constantly finding ways to further support this mission and are excited to continue partnering with elected officials and other organizations to help Philadelphia thrive,” said Cristella.

While the sessions were closed to the press, Davies received notes taken during the sessions and interviewed participants to inform the columns. The columns can be found on Seventy’s website. There are four columns on the Mayoral transition sessions, available here, and two on the City Council presentations, available here