News Release – The League Recognizes Comcast with Community Partnership Award


Debbie Bitting, Pennsylvania Municipal League, 717-236-9469, ext. *223,
Bob Grove, Comcast, 412-589-6081,

The League Recognizes Comcast with Community Partnership Award

Pittsburgh, PA (October 7, 2022) – Comcast was recognized with the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s annual Community Partnership Award today during an Awards Ceremony held in conjunction with the association’s Municipal Leadership Summit in Pittsburgh. A national company with a continued emphasis on investment in the municipalities they serve, Comcast is a valued member of The League’s Business Leaders Network.

League President Mayor Danene Sorace of Lancaster presented the award to Alka Patel, Regional Vice President, Government & External Affairs and Jennifer Frees, Regional Senior Manager, Government & External Affairs, who accepted the award on behalf of the company. Comcast was the first Business Leaders Network member to receive the Community Partnership Award in 2010, making this the second time it has received this honor.

“Comcast has been a tremendous partner with The League as a founding member of the Business Leaders Network since 2010,” said League Executive Director John Brenner. “The Comcast team has stepped up this year to help support the Summit with top notch speakers and is the Presenting Sponsor of our ‘Roaring 20s Celebration.’ Helping our member communities close the digital divide, programs like Internet Essentials positively impact young people and their families all over Pennsylvania. Congratulations to Comcast for receiving our Community Partnership Award!”

In 2007, prior to the development of the Business Leaders Network, The League and Comcast had proudly developed and have fostered a proactive, private-public partnership. This ongoing partnership has enabled League 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. They have also hosted dozens of local officials on Comcast Newsmakers in support of The League’s mission.

“Comcast is honored to receive this recognition from the Pennsylvania Municipal League,” said Patel. “We are proud to build on our history of making a difference in the Pennsylvania communities we serve and look forward to continuing our partnership with The League.”

The League’s 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 18 members strong, membership is open to any business entity which is involved with and interested in preserving and reinvesting in the Commonwealth’s communities.

Previous Community Partnership Award recipients include: Public Financial Management (PFM), Highmark, Verizon, Utility Service Partners, Maher Duessel, Ballard Spahr, Campbell Durrant, P.C., Constellation, Municipal Benefits Services, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, and AT&T.

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