Last night, Philadelphia-area movers, shakers and difference makers came out to the Loews Hotel, to honor six individuals who are changing the city. The Power Shift is an organization dedicated to strengthening the next generation of Philadelphia’s business, political and civic leaders. This year’s Power Shift party co-chairs are Dr. Keith Leaphart, president of Replica Creative Design and Print and a physician at BMRH, and Nicole Cashman, president of Cashman & Associates. Ed Rendell greeted the guests. Rendell noted special admiration for 2011 Power Shift honorees, District Attorney Seth Williams, Esq. He admires the work that Seth has done to change the way we look at the community and prevent crime. “I believe he will be the second best DA Philadelphia has ever seen,” Rendell joked.
Below: Margaret Hughes, deputy city representative; Jane Golden, executive director of the Mural Arts Program; and Melanie Johnson, city representative are making a difference in the lives of Philadelphians everyday. Jane Golden looks at every blank wall in the city as a potential canvas to create the next mural for her anti-graffiti program. The City Representative Office sets up programs for city-dwellers to enjoy. This past weekend more than 27,000 runners and more than 2,000 volunteers participated in the Philadelphia Marathon, an event overseen by the City of Representatives office. Next up Christmas Village opening at LOVE Park.