Ahead of Black History Month: Casey Announces Annual Honoree

Senator To Honor Former Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco at Annual Symposium, Celebration

Ahead of Black History Month: Casey Announces Annual Honoree

Washington, D.C. – Today, as we celebrate the start of Black History Month, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he will honor Former Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco for her dedication to public service and work to inspire future generations of leaders.

“Councilwoman Tasco was and remains a dedicated public servant and her contributions to her community, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth should be celebrated,” said Senator Casey. “Councilwoman Tasco’s decades of service have been marked by tireless efforts to improve the lives of her constituents and all those around her. I am honored to have the Councilwoman join me in Washington later this month as we celebrate and discuss not only her legacy, but the important contributions of African-Americans from around the country.”

More on Former Councilwoman Tasco:

The Honorable Marian B. Tasco served on the Philadelphia City Council for over two decades. Following her seventh term as representative for the Ninth District, the Councilwoman decided to not seek reelection. A pioneer, she served as the first African-American elected Philadelphia City Commissioner from (1983-1987). She also served as both City Council Majority Leader and Majority Whip. Prior to her time in elected public office, she worked with a number notable Pennsylvanians, including Congressman William H. Gray, III and Secretary of State for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, C. Delores Tucker. She remains an active member of the Philadelphia community. 

More on Senator Casey’s Annual Black History Month Symposium:

Each February, U.S. Senator Bob Casey commemorates Black History Month by honoring a Pennsylvanian who has offered significant contributions to the African-American community. The celebrations, typically in Washington, D.C., culminate in a floor speech, symposium and reception with leaders and activists from across the Pennsylvania and national political communities. Previous honorees include: Congressman William H. Gray, III, Mayor Dr. Wilson Goode, Sr., C. Delores Tucker and Robert W. Bogle. 

More details on the event to be released later this month.