Building One America Leadership Awards Reception

 Registration is closed for this event
July 20, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM At the Hilton Penn's Landing Hotel in Philadelphia


Please join Building One America for an evening reception as we recognize the work of these outstanding labor, community and political leaders. 

Congressman Charles W. Dent - Pennsylvania’s 15th District 

As co-chair of the Tuesday Group and leader in the Republican Main Street Partnership, Congressman Dent has pursued bipartisan consensus and a common sense approach to governing that is in the interest of the working families of his district and a less polarized nation. Congressman Dent will receive the 2017 Steve LaTourette Unified America Award for Outstanding Bipartisan Leadership. The late Steve LaTourette, former Congressman from Ohio was the first to receive this award now given in his in honor for his extraordinary efforts to bring our country and its leaders together.

Clayola Brown, President - A. Philip Randolph Institute  Clayola Brown is the National President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute. The first female to serve in that role, she is a lifelong labor activist, organizer and leader. As president of APRI, she has traveled the country, and world, reminding us of the essential role that black working men and women played in building the modern labor movement, the civil rights movement, and the American middle class - a message and history that resonates today. Building One America's 2017 Opportunity America Award 

Eva J. Henry, Commissioner - Adams County, Colorado
A lifelong resident of Adams County and single working mother, Eva Henry started her career in politics in 2007 when she successfully ran for Thornton City Council. She served in that capacity until being elected Commissioner for Adams County District 1. In both roles, Eva represented a solidly middle-to working-class, increasingly-diverse, and very bipartisan district. During her time, she has been a tireless and effective champion for regional inclusion and social equity in housing, jobs, education and transportation.  2017 Building One America's 2017 Inclusionary America Award

Kenneth E. Rigmaiden, General President, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

For 130 years this labor union has represented men and women in the U.S. and Canada who work in industrial and commercial painting, drywall, glass, signs and other industries.  Mr. Rigmaiden, who began his career in an apprenticeship program in San Jose, California in 1977, was elevated to the position of International General President in March 2013. He is the first African American General President in the history of IUPAT. Building One America's 2017 Opportunity America Award 

Joseph A. McNamara

We will also be remembering Joe McNamara. Joe was a great friend of Building One America and of social justice.  As director of the New Jersey Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) with the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), he a was skilled and committed advocate, a fighter for working families and for the labor movement. He will be missed.


Please join us in recognizing and honoring these exemplary leaders who have all had a positive and powerful impact on their communities, regions and institutions and have all helped us to Build One America.
Reception registration is free but you must pre-register. The registration deadline is Monday, July 10.
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The Building One America Leadership Awards Reception will welcome participants, speakers and honorees attending Building One America's 5th National Summit for Inclusive Communities and Sustainable Regions, Friday, July 21, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Rutgers Campus.

Center. You can register here for the summit or go to the BOA website for more information on speakers and program. 

Directions to the July 20 Building One America Leadership Awards and Welcome Reception 

July 20th, 2017 5:00 PM   through   10:00 PM
Hilton Penn's Landing Hotel in Philadelphia
201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Phone: (215) 521-6500

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