Harrisburg Happening

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Courthouse meeting

If you attended the federal courthouse meeting at Ben Franklin, you were in for a treat. It was well attended and many people spoke. The session ended with a GSA representative, Barbara Shelton, who claimed she was from Harrisburg, promising that the decision would be "objective." There certainly is no evidence of that in the actual environmental impact report, if "objective" means defined criteria applied to all three sites. Ms. Shelton appears to be the Mid-Atlantic regional adminstrator.

Ms. Shelton's contact information is as follows:

Barbara L. Shelton
(215) 446-4900
barbara.shelton@gsa.gov

Her current position appears to be a step down from a temporary position she held earlier:

"Before being named Acting FTS Commissioner, Shelton served three years as GSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, where she managed the operations of FTS, FSS, and the Public Buildings Service for the seven-state Region. Before that, Ms. Shelton served as Deputy Secretary for Administration in Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry and as Deputy Secretary for Procurement in the state’s Department of General Services. She also served as an Information Technology Consultant at Philip Morris in her private-sector career."

Great - she worked for big tobacco.


And according to this news item, she was an inexperienced political hack when she was appointed acting commissioner of the new Federal Acquisition Service :

http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0605/062205p1.htm

5 Comments:

Blogger Jones1234 said...

can you post that on Pennlive? Not that anyone uses it anymore.

April 19, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

Yes - I just posted something on the courthouse meeting.

April 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least she knows how to pronounce "Verbeke" Street.

Bitch.

That's right. I said it. BITCH.

April 19, 2006  
Blogger Anniken Davenport, Esquire said...

You must have been at the meeting - she was quite self-righteous.

April 19, 2006  
Blogger Jones1234 said...

That was me. I forgot to sign in. Whoopsie

April 19, 2006  

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