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Welcome To The Board: City Commissioner Al Schmidt

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Recently, City Commissioner Al Schmidt was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett to sit on the Board of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Schmidt, 41, said he had expressed an interest in joining a State oversight board.  He was asked by aides of the Governor if he was interested in the six-member Parking Authority Board.

At the time of the appointment, Corbett spokesperson Kirsten Page wrote, “Al Schmidt has earned bi-partisan support and respect for his integrity, and expertise in accounting and financial experience. The Governor knows Al personally, and believes he is a good fit with the Authority.”

Schmidt stated, “The Governor believes I can help make the agency become more efficient and effective.  That’s been my whole background, maximizing the efficiency ofpublic agencies. I also hope to help improve customer service.”

Schmidt has previously held a position with the US Government Accountability Office.  In 2011, Schmidt was elected City Commissioner defeating longtime Commissioner Joseph Duda.

Schmidt is happily married and has two beautiful children.


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