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Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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5:30 pm:  Registration and light refreshments
6:00 pm:  Awards Program and Keynote
7:00 pm:  Cocktail Reception with generous hors d’oeuvres to follow Awards Program


The Bond 
134 E King St
York, PA 17401

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Jack Machek / Cassandra Romanowski
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania 


10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Awards 2017

Register/RSVP for the EventRSVP by December 6, 2017

Please join 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania for the 2017 Commonwealth Awards. This year we celebrate the smart and visionary redevelopment of York.  The combined commitment of enlightened local developers, architects, planners, and civic leaders – along with the support of key community partners and the City of York – has led to an emerging renaissance of this historic Pennsylvania city; one that is both reenergizing the downtown and addressing important neighborhood and community needs.  10,000 Friends is delighted to celebrate this collective effort and honor some of the key players, projects and initiatives.

10,000 Friends is pleased to inaugurate a new high honor, titled the Louis J. Appell, Jr. Leadership Award, in honor of 10,000 Friends' long time benefactor Louis Appell.  RSDC, Inc., will be the inaugural recipient -- accepting on behalf of RSDC and offering remarks will be President Josh Hankey.



Join our Sponsors and sponsor our event.



$1000+   Sponsor
$500       Friend of Pennsylvania
$250       Ally
$50         Event Ticket



About 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Board of Directors
Caroline E. Boyce, CAE, Board Chair, Inter-Mission LLC
L. Bert Cossaboon, Board Vice Chair, McCormick Taylor
Christophe Terlizzi, Board Treasurer,  KeyCorp
Honorable Rick Gray, Mayor, City of Lancaster
John Callahan, Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader LLC
Charles Courtney, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
Leslie Gromis Baker, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Edward LeClear, Borough of State College
Tim McNulty, Carnegie Mellon University
Larry Segal, Impact Pennsylvania Strategies, LLC
David Thun, Groundswell
Jean Craige Pepper Victor, RBC Wealth Management

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is the leading statewide and regional voice for creating great places to live and work. Founded in 1998, we advocate for policies and investments that build and sustain walkable, healthy communities for all Pennsylvanians. As a recognized authority on responsible land use, we partner with and provide technical assistance to government officials, non-profit organizations and the private sector on development and policy solutions that protect the natural and built environments, strengthen local economies, provide access to economic opportunity for all, and improve community health and quality of life in our state’s diverse cities, towns, older suburbs, and rural communities.