Derek Green

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Derek Green



Derek Green is the City Councilman At-Large, serves as Chair for Committee on Disabilities, Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government, and Autism Advocate.

Derek Green is married to Sheila Green.

Background

According to [1]

"On May 19th, Councilman Derek S. Green, Esquire won the Democratic primary for City Council At-Large in Philadelphia by receiving over 68,000 votes which was the highest number of votes cast in the election, and on November 4th, he was elected as a member of the City Council of Philadelphia.
"Before his election, Councilman Green was the Special Counsel to Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco. In this capacity, he proposed and drafted legislation as well as reviewed and monitored local, state, and federal legislation. He also served as counsel to the Philadelphia Gas Commission Chair and the Committees on Finance and Public Health and Human Services and managed various Council hearings and meetings with constituents and executives.
"Prior to joining the Councilwoman’s office, Councilman Green served as a Deputy City Solicitor in the Housing and Community Development Division of the Corporate Group of the City’s Law Department. As a Deputy City Solicitor, he represented the Offices of Housing and Community Development and Neighborhood Transformation Initiatives, Commerce Department, and Vacant Property Review Committee and annually drafted, negotiated, and reviewed over $100 million in housing and economic development contracts funded by the City, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"Additionally, Councilman Green’s legal experience includes positions as an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware (Securities and Criminal Divisions). He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and State of New Jersey. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia and Temple University School of Law and is a member of the Center for Progressive Leadership’s inaugural class of Political Leadership Fellows, and served as a faculty member and alumni Board Director. Furthermore, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly named Councilman Green as a 2004 Lawyer on the Fast Track, Cheyney University honored him with the President’s Outstanding Community Leader Award, Community College of Philadelphia presented him with their Distinguished Leadership Award, Urban Education Fund honored him with the 2008 Gimper Award for Outstanding Service, Leadership Philadelphia selected him as one of the region’s key connectors and leaders, Metro Philadelphia selected him as one of 6 new young political leaders, and the Philadelphia Daily News named him one of the 10 under 40 rising political stars.
"Before becoming an attorney, Councilman Green was a consumer and small business lender for Meridian Bank. He also served in a leadership capacity in a number of civic and professional organizations including President of the Center in the Park, Inc. and East Mount Airy Neighbors, Inc. (“EMAN”), First Vice President of the Germantown YMCA, Vice President of Young America Political Action Committee, Co-Vice Chair of the PA Bar Assoc.’s Legal Services to the Public Committee. Further, he served as a Board Director for the Green Tree School, Mt. Airy USA, Urban League of Philadelphia, West Oak Lane Charter School, West Philadelphia YMCA, and served as pro bono counsel for the Family Life Centers of Canaan Baptist Church and Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown.
"Councilman Green and his wife, Sheila, co-founded the first Autism Support Class at Houston Elementary School to help other Autistic children like their son. To aid other families affected by Autism, they are a top regional fundraiser for Autism Speaks."

Staff

Councilman Green's staff:[2]

Union endorsement

Amid public accusations of racial and personal bias, AFSCME District Council 47, the union that represents primarily white-collar city employees and supervisors, declined on Thursday night to endorse its current vice president, Ethelind Baylor, who has touted her union bona fides in her campaign for an at-large City Council seat.

“The meeting was a circus,” said Bob Coyle, president of the Local 2187, the largest voting delegate bloc among the eight labor groups represented under District Council 47. “There was a lot of animated discussion surrounding Ethelind, but in the end the union made the right decision to not endorse her.”

In the end, District Council 47 choose to endorse Isaiah Thomas, Sherrie Cohen, Helen Gym, Derek Green, and Justin DiBerardinis for City Council’s at-large seats.[3]

Supporting Tonyelle

Feb. 3, 2016, Tonyelle Cook-Artis, 50th Ward powerhouse who is running for 200th Legislative Dist., packed first funder at Alma Mater in Mt. Airy with strong support. From left, Councilman Allan Domb, David Hyman, Ward Leader Pete Lyde, State Reps. Dwight Evans and Stephen Kinsey, Numa St. Louis, former Councilwoman Marian Tasco, Ken Weinstein, Cook-Artis, Councilman Derek Green, Ward Leader Isabella Fitzgerald, UFCW Local 1776 reps John Meyerson and Adam Gold, William Ewing, Esq., Dan Muroff, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, Ward Leader Rondal Cousar and Mustafa Rashed.[4]

Pennsylvania Student Power Network

Derek Green (Center) with members of the Pennsylvania Student Power Network

Councilman Derek Green met with the Pennsylvania Student Power Network in December 2017.[5]

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