Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is dedicated to enriching the lives of Philadelphia residents by “Putting People First.” As an educator, community activist, political leader and concerned parent, her focus and commitment to help others defined her work prior to her election…READ MORE
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is dedicated to enriching the lives of Philadelphia residents by “Putting People First.” As an educator, community activist, political leader and concerned parent, her focus and commitment to help others defined her work prior to her election to Philadelphia City Council. She has sponsored and gained passage of legislation that promotes the availability of and increases access to meaningful opportunities in small business development for women and minorities, education, arts and culture. In addition, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown is now a leader in energy conservation and environmental matters and is infusing her policy and program initiatives to reflect this new and important priority.
A sought-after speaker, Councilwoman Reynolds Brown often devotes her programmatic and legislative efforts toward improving the quality of life for our City’s most vulnerable citizens, children. The Celebration of Moxie Women, her signature program held in March, focuses on the potential of girls, the promise of the next generation of women leaders (ages 21-39 yrs. old), and the power of accomplished and professional businesswomen, especially working mothers. Councilwoman Reynolds Brown has been recognized for her accomplishments as a Philadelphia Business Journal Woman of Distinction; as a recipient of the PA Commission for Women Women’s History Month Award; and as one of 50 of Pennsylvania’s most influential women in the book, VOICES.
Since assuming office in January 2000, Blondell Reynolds Brown has worked tirelessly to ensure the successful passage of legislation focused on her platform issues:
The safety, health and education of children, quality child care, and expanded business opportunities for minorities and women have been a legislative priority during her service on City Council:
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Master of Science in Education, Pennsylvania State University
The Councilwoman is a proud graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls
Alumnus, Urban League Leadership Institute
Organizational Affiliations (current):
Board Member, The Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The Marian Anderson Award, The African American Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, City Year Philadelphia, Please Touch Museum and The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Member, Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Coalition of 100 Black Women, PA Chapter; and Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in West Philadelphia.
Her Motto: Dream big and if that does not work – dream BIGGER.
Councilwoman Reynolds Brown resides with her family in Philadelphia’s Wynnefield section.