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Paul Steinke, the former general manager of the Reading Terminal Market who is now running for a seat on Philadelphia City Council, was the most recent recipient of an award created by Buchanan’s Maryellen Madden, who had served on the board of directors of the Reading Terminal Market for 15 years.

Steinke was honored with the Maryellen Madden Award for his 13-year tenure of service to the Reading Terminal Market.

“Paul has the usual strengths of a good leader,” Madden explained. “He had a vision and was a good communicator and listener.”

“I could trust him,” she added. “He had a moral compass.”

In an article about the award in PGN, Madden also described proud moments of her tenure at the Reading Terminal Market, such as enabling Women, Infants and Children (WIC) benefits to be used at the market.

“The market is the one place in Philadelphia where people of all income levels and backgrounds sit next to each other and share a meal,” Madden said. “That doesn’t happen anywhere else in Philadelphia.”

Read the full article – “Former Reading Terminal manager recognized” (Philadelphia Gay News, December 17, 2015)