Contact: Alex Oltmanns
Date: June 17, 2016
Phone: (412) 481-9400
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Philadelphia – On June 15 the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) hosted the 2016 Environmental Partnership Dinner, celebrating PEC’s work to protect and restore Pennsylvania’s natural and built environment and to enhance and preserve natural resources.
Held in Philadelphia’s Crystal Tea Room atop the Wanamaker Building, the event featured renowned political analyst Dr. G. Terry Madonna as its keynote speaker. In addition to Dr. Madonna, the dinner also included statements from the Pennsylvania Attorney General candidates.
“Our annual Philadelphia dinner is always a great opportunity to catch-up with colleagues, meet new folks, and celebrate the work that everyone has done over the last year,” said PEC President Davitt Woodwell. “This event was no different and capped-off with messages from both candidates for Attorney General and the always insightful thoughts of Terry Madonna who entertained and challenged with his thoughts on the state of American politics.”
Democratic candidate and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro took the podium to deliver comments, while Republican candidate and Pennsylvania Senator John Rafferty — who was unable to attend due to a prior engagement — sent his remarks via written statement. Both candidates cited their desire to address environmental issues, if elected.
Not only did Dr. Madonna dissect the race for the American presidency on a national level, but also discussed the role Pennsylvania will play in the election. Madonna also noted that, to him, the hallmark of the dinner was the wide range of attendees who all share the same passion for environmental protection.
“The tremendous diversity here is a tribute, I think, to PEC’s ability to draw a large measure of support from wide constituency groups as it works to preserve and protect the environment,” Dr. Madonna said after the dinner.
The 46th annual event was made possible through a group of generous sponsors, benefactors, contributors, and non-profit/governmental partners. Along with OBG, the evening’s lead sponsors were UGI Corp., RT Environmental Services, ARCADIS, AKRF, and Greenberg Traurig.
PEC serves the entire state with programs and staff spanning the Commonwealth. For more information on PEC and the event, visit www.pecpa.org.