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Guest Speakers: Congressman Dwight Evans and City of Philadelphia Director of Planning and Development Anne Fadullan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
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Join the "Empowering Communities through Economic Development" course taught by Ken Weinstein to welcome guest speakers Congressman Dwight Evans and City of Philadelphia Director of Planning and Development Anne Fadullan. 

Congressman Dwight Evans has dedicated his life to the cause of urban renewal, working tirelessly to provide economic and educational opportunity to those who too often live in the shadows, the poor and underserved.The Congressman’s commitment has resulted in the rebirth of once-blighted neighborhoods along Philadelphia’s Ogontz Avenue, in West Oak Lane, an area that now serves as a magnet for working families.

In 1980, at the age of 26, Congressman Evans was first elected State Representative from the 203rd Legislative District. Far from being a “go-along-get-along” legislator, over the course of 36 years in the Pennsylvania Legislature, he earned a reputation as a pragmatic leader who knows how to put public policy above politics.

Congressman Evans made history in 1990 by becoming the first African-American Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a position he held for two decades. In that role, he was instrumental in helping Philadelphia and communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania receive funding for economic development, job training, education, infrastructure and the arts.A champion for teachers and innovation in education, Congressman Evans helped start the West Oak Lane Charter School, a unionized school, which has helped teach thousands of kids from grades K-8.

In 2013, Congressman Evans released his political biography titled, "Making Ideas Matter: My Life as a Policy Entrepreneur,” written with Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Ecenbarger, and published by the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.

Over the course of his career in public service, Congressman Evans has lectured around the country on his signature public policy initiatives. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including an honorary doctorate from Lincoln University. 

Anne Fadullon is the Director of the Planning and Development Cabinet for the City of Philadelphia. Previously she was the Director of Development, Dale Corporation.

Anne has been with the Dale Corporation since 2000. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies and Economics from Lehigh University and her Master of City Planning degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her tenure at the Dale Corporation, Anne was Director of Development at the Redevelopment Authority during the Rendell Administration. Anne has over 25 years of experience in the real estate development field, including project management, planning, site acquisition and construction implementation.

Her resume at Dale Corporation includes the completion of the Neumann North Senior Housing complex, which includes 67 affordable rental units for seniors. Currently under construction is Spring Arts Point, a mixed-income, mixed-use project. She is currently acting as a development consultant on several large scale, mixed-use hospitality oriented projects in Philadelphia.

During the course of her extensive career, Anne has administered over 125 residential and commercial development projects, which produced over 1,500 housing units and numerous commercial enterprises.

As Director of Development for the Dale Corporation, Anne is responsible for pursuing opportunities for the growth and development of the organization in the areas of construction management and real estate development.

Location Name: 
Spady Room, Fox-Fels Hall
Location Address: 

3814 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu