About Adam Lang
Adam Lang is civically and politically active in Philadelphia, especially in his neighborhood of Brewerytown - Sharswood in North Philadelphia.
Adam has been a member of the Brewerytown - Sharswood Community Civic Association since 2005 and a board member since 2008 where he has been deeply involved in several projects, including acting as their representative to the West Girard Supermarket Coalition with the goal of returning a grocery store to the neighborhood. Other neighborhood activites include being involved with Reynolds elementary School and Roberts Vaux High School. At Roberts Vaux, Adam partnered with Telestrat Education to bring a financial literacy program to the students.
Adam has also been the Chairman of the Republican 29th Ward from 2007 to 2010, interim Ward Leader in 2010. Through April of 2010 he was also a founding board member of The Loyal Opposition, a local political messaging group in Philadelphia oriented around solutions to make Philadelphia a better place. He also volunteers time for reform oriented candidates, most recently as a Regional Director for Al Schmidt for Commissioner 2011.
In 2008 Adam ran for Congress filling a ballot vacancy created by the withdrawal of the previous candidate.
For a profession, Adam was originally a tool machinist and for more than the last 14 years has been a computer network engineer and programmer.
Adam authored a column The New Commonwealth at pa2010.com.
The site is being maintained to have a central location for his writings on policy, society and other topics. The name, Utor, non Abutor (to use, not to abuse), is on the idea that government, information and tools exist to be used to help others, not abused for one's self.