HARRISBURG - Comcast was recognized with the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities' first annual Business/Community Partnership Award during a recent meeting of the board of directors.
PLCM President Clifford "Kip" Allen, Edinboro councilmember, and Executive Director Jack Garner presented the award to Brian R. Jeter, senior director of government affairs, who accepted the award on behalf of Comcast. A national company with a continued emphasis on localism in the municipalities they serve, Comcast is a valued member of the PLCM Business Leaders Network.
"Comcast has been an incredible League partner serving as a founding member of the Business Leaders Network, performing community service projects across the Commonwealth, and hosting dozens of local officials on Comcast Newsmakers in support of our League mission," said PLCM President Kip Allen. "The league is pleased to recognize Comcast as a member of the PLCM Business Leaders Network and the recipient of our first annual Business/Community Partnership Award."
PLCM and Comcast proudly developed and have fostered a proactive, private-public partnership since 2007. This partnership has enabled PLCM member elected and appointed officials to learn more about the company's investment in technology, advanced services, and legislative and regulatory matters, as well as their community-giving initiatives.
"Comcast is honored to receive the inaugural Business/Community Partnership Award from PLCM," said Jeter. "We are grateful to the PLCM Board of Directors and members for recognizing the many ways we strive to enhance the lives of Pennsylvanians through charitable giving, Comcast Cares Day, courtesy services for municipalities, Comcast Newsmakers and other initiatives. Our ongoing investment in the communities we serve exemplifies our commitment to the Commonwealth."
The PLCM Business Leaders Network was established to promote the exchange of ideas between corporate leaders and the leaders of the Commonwealth's communities in order to strengthen local government, encourage economic competitiveness and promote corporate/civic engagement. Currently 15 members strong, membership is open to any business entity which is involved with and interested in preserving and reinvesting in the Commonwealth's cities and core communities.
The Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania's 3rd class cities. Today, PLCM represents Pennsylvania's cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League's municipal policy interests. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy, publications, education/training, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts.