Councilmember At-Large Derek Green Announces Re-Election
Councilmember Seeking 2nd Term, Is Committed to Leading Philadelphia Forward
By: The Green Fund
As a member of Council, Green has combined experienced leadership and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Philadelphia. Some of his legislative initiatives include: passing legislation that amended the City's Home Rule Charter to enable small and local companies to do more business with the City (Best Value); establishing a Tourism Improvement District to create more jobs in the City's hospitality industry; strengthening the City's Fair Practices Ordinance so that businesses that persistently discriminate can be closed, and establishing the Philadelphia Business Lending Network to help increase growth for local businesses, through better access to loans. Green has also spearheaded and provided leadership to improve the city's water and sewer systems, public school facilities, and pollution. "As our country continues to face challenges that impacts many constituents in our City, it's important as a public servant, to continue to provide the leadership needed to help move Philadelphia forward. I'm committed to continue my mission to help provide and support resources for job development, quality public education and facilities, and most importantly work to help our city get out of poverty," states Green.
In addition to his public service career, Green has been a small business owner and Assistant Branch Manager in North Philadelphia with Meridian Bank and a faculty coach for the Center for Progressive Leadership. As a community leader, Green is the former President of East Mt. Airy Neighbors and the Center in the Park and was a board member of several organizations including Mt. Airy USA CDC and the Green Tree School & Services. For his ongoing community efforts and work, Green has been recognized by various organizations and businesses throughout Philadelphia. He was selected as a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, an Outstanding Community Leader by Cheyney University, a Distinguished Leader by the Community College of Philadelphia, and as one of the region's key 101 connectors and leaders by Leadership Philadelphia. Green has also been a leader in the autism community, where he currently chairs the Committee on Disabilities and leads the Philadelphia Autism Project.
The event and petition signing will be located at the Center in the Park: 5818 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19144. Media coverage for the event: a.duncan@alist-
About Councilmember Derek Green:
In Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, Board Director for the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Board Member for the Democratic Municipal Officials, Regional Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, New Deal Leader, and a 2nd Vice President for the Pennsylvania Municipal League.