Local federal agencies showcase contributions to the Tri-state area
PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of National Public Service Recognition Week and the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board, the FEB will host Philly FED Day, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Constitution Center. The event is free and open to the public.
"Philly FED Day is an effort to educate the public about the valuable contribution federal workers make to the Philadelphia area, and to showcase the services available to members of the community," said Leni Uddyback-Fortson, regional director, U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs and 2011 FEB chair.
"The Federal Government was established by the Constitution to provide services to the public," said National Constitution Center President and CEO David Eisner. "The National Constitution Center is thrilled to have this opportunity to join the Federal Executive Board in celebrating active and engaged federal workers, who are serving the communities of the Greater Philadelphia region in areas ranging from veteran's affairs and homeland security to environmental protection and education."
Attendees will gain valuable information from employees of more than 30 federal agencies at the showcase, and will have the opportunity to participate in a lively, open discussion about government, led by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States. (There may be limited seating).
Appointed by President Barack Obama in November 2009, Ferriero leads the National Archives, the government's official record keeper, with a mission to make government records accessible to citizens.
At Philly FED Day, he will speak on "Transparency and Open Government: What Does this Mean to Citizens?" at 1:00 p.m. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Bill Marimow will facilitate the conversation. This program is FREE and open to the public. Call 215.409.6700 for reservations, or go online at www.constitutioncenter.org.
As a Philly FED Day partner, Constitution High School, the National Constitution Center's magnet school, is scheduled to sponsor a food drive to benefit Philabundance. Attendees can support this worthy cause by donating a non-perishable food item.
The Philadelphia FEB, celebrating 50 years of dedicated service to the tri-state area, is a federation of 170 federal agencies in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. It is one of the original 10 boards created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the ideas and values it represents. The center serves as a museum, education center, and forum for debate on constitutional issues. The museum dramatically tells the story of the Constitution from Revolutionary times to the present through more than 100 interactive, multimedia exhibits, film, photographs, text, sculpture and artifacts, and features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, "Freedom Rising." For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org.
For a more information on Philly FED Day, please visit www.philadelphia.feb.gov.
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Chair – Lenore Uddyback-Fortson; 1st Vice Chair – VACANT; 2nd Vice Chair – V. Chapman-Smith; Executive Director – Lisa C. Makosewski
SOURCE Philadelphia Federal Executive Board