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Pennsylvania Municipal League Honors Former Councilmember Derek Green, Philadelphia, with Distinguished Service Award
Pittsburgh, PA (October 7, 2022) – The League, on behalf of its Board of Directors and members, is pleased to honor former Philadelphia Councilmember Derek Green with a Distinguished Service Award. The recognition took place at the annual Municipal Leadership Summit during an Awards Ceremony held earlier today at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.
“In recognition of his leadership as past League President, service on the National League of Cities Board of Directors and his distinguished service to the citizens of Philadelphia as a Councilmember, we are pleased to present Derek Green with the Distinguished Service Award,” said League Executive Director John Brenner. “Councilmember Green was a strong advocate for the American Rescue Plan Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He quickly adapted to help our meetings, trainings and events move to the virtual environment during the pandemic. He has built solid relationships with local officials from all over our Commonwealth and our country.”
Former councilmember Derek Green’s outstanding service to the City of Philadelphia and as 2020-2021 President and long-standing Board member of The League are testaments to his devotion to the principles of good government embodied by The League.
“It is a humbling honor to be recognized by my colleagues from across the Commonwealth with the Distinguished Service Award,” said Green. “As past League President, I took immense pride in representing the work of this organization as a voice for the residents of Pennsylvania. The power and prominence of The League lies with its membership and advocacy, through which I cultivated valuable connections and relationships in seeking creative, collaborative ways to resolve many of the same issues our cities and municipalities are facing — from crumbling infrastructure to building back our small businesses. I look forward to continuing to serve our Commonwealth as part of this remarkable organization.”
The Municipal Leadership Summit is an annual convening of elected and appointed officials from The Pennsylvania Municipal League, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Commissioners and The Pennsylvania Career Fire Chiefs Association. Municipal elected and appointed officials from across the state are in Pittsburgh this week to connect and network with colleagues, attend informative and educational sessions, discuss issues facing the Commonwealth’s municipalities, share resources and best practices, establish legislative policy, and elect officers for the coming year.
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About The Pennsylvania Municipal League
The mission of the Pennsylvania Municipal League is to strengthen, empower and advocate for effective local government. The League is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1900 as an advocate for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. Today, The League represents Pennsylvania cities, boroughs, townships, home rule communities and towns that all share their municipal policy interests. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal services including legislative advocacy, publications, education/training, consulting-based programs, and group insurance trusts. For more information, please visit PML.org. Join the conversation on Twitter @PAMunicipalLeag and facebook.com/PaMunicipalLeague – #StrengthThroughEngagement, #MunicipalLeadershipSummit2022.