A Conversation with Councilmember Derek Green

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Name: A Conversation with Councilmember Derek Green
Date: July 26, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Join us on Friday, July 26 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. to hear from Councilmember-At-Large Derek S. Green on the local business purchasing initiative. This initiative aims to increase local business access to City of Philadelphia procurement opportunities by streamlining the process for purchases under $100,000, encouraging competition, and removing barriers to entry into the system. 
On April 11, 2019, Councilmember Green introduced legislation that would increase the maximum dollar amount when a formal bid or RFP is required – raising the threshold from $34,000 to $100,000 – if contracting with a local business, and from $34,000 to $75,000 for all business.
At the event, members will have the chance to network, learn more about the impact of the local business purchasing initiative, as well as participate in a Q&A with Councilmember Green. Iola Harper, Deputy Commerce Director Office of Economic Opportunity, and Stephanie Tipton, the Interim Administrative Officer, will be in attendance to answer any procurement and business-related questions.
This event is free and open to AACC members only. Lunch will be served.
About Councilmember-At-Large Derek Green
Councilmember Derek S. Green (At-Large) chairs the Committee on Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, Board Director for the Democratic Municipal Officials, Regional Director for the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and 2nd Vice President for the Pennsylvania Municipal League.
Before his election, Councilmember Green was the Special Counsel to Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco.
Councilmember Green’s legal experience includes positions as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the State of Delaware. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Temple University School of Law.
Councilmember Green and his wife, Sheila, co-founded the first Autism Support Class at Houston Elementary School to help other Autistic children like their son. They are a top regional fundraiser for Autism Speaks.
1515 Market St, Room 900A
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Date/Time Information:
Friday, July 26
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact Information:
Katrina Lewis
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