America250PA: The 250th Anniversary of the United States and Pennsylvania's leading Role in the National Effort

February 8th,2023 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: Cassandra Coleman, B.A.

Pennsylvania is THE birthplace of democracy! Almost 250 years ago, 13 colonies convened in Philadelphia to sign the Declaration of Independence — a document that conveys the ideals of equality, liberty, and government by consent of the governed. These ideals help us identify the cornerstone of our rights and responsibilities as Americans and Pennsylvanians. The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial Act of 2018 established America250PA to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States, Pennsylvania's integral role in that event and the impact of its people on the nation's past, present, and future. America250PA envisions this historic initiative as an opportunity to engage ALL Pennsylvanians in ALL 67 counties to be certain that this commemoration is one that is most inclusive.

Cassandra Coleman, B.A.

Cassandra Coleman was appointed as Executive Director for the America250PA initiative (Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial) in September 2019. Prior to her appointment, she served as Special Advisor to the Office of Governor Tom Wolf and Director of Governor Wolf’s Northeast & Central offices. At the age of twenty, Cassandra was appointed Mayor of her hometown of Exeter Borough to fill her late grandfather, Mayor Joseph Coyne’s unexpired term. Following her appointment, Cassandra was re-elected Mayor twice. She is a 2010 graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a degree in Political Science and founded and served as President of Coleman & Associates.