Accomplished Hartford Native and Former Executive Director of Hartford Housing Authority
(June 22, 2012) --- Mayor Pedro E. Hartford today announced that Alan E. Green, a long-time friend and former Executive Director of the Hartford Housing Authority ("Authority"), has died. Alan resigned from the Authority just four months ago for health reasons.
Hartford Mayor Segarra described Green as "a tireless advocate, effective leader and energetic catalyst for strong communities and families. In leading the Authority and throughout his career, he made an enduring difference in his City and throughout Connecticut."
Earlier this month, Segarra and the Hartford City Council recognized Green's "dedication and loyal service" in an Official Proclamation by Segarra that was read at the Authority's annual meeting. It celebrated Tuesday, June 5, 2012 as Alan E. Green Day in the City of Hartford.
Green, who led the Authority for just over four years, amassed a distinguished career in philanthropy and public service in the city and state. During his tenure at the Authority, Green made "significant progress" in redeveloping the Authority's housing portfolio, including successful completion of the redevelopment of the former Stowe Village and beginning the redevelopment of Nelton Court, among other initiatives.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Hartford Housing Authority, Green served for five years as the President and CEO of New Samaritan Corporation, a Connecticut-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing. He was founding partner of Green, Wilson & Associates, a management-consulting firm with a focus on managing charitable foundations and strategic planning for nonprofit corporations.
"Alan Green moved the Authority forward. It was a privilege to work with him, and I look forward to building on the success achieved during his leadership of the Authority," said Annette Sanderson, appointed to succeed Green by the Authority Board this month. "His impact will long be remembered."
Green previously served as Associate Director of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving for 12 years, and as Executive Director of the Community for Greater New Haven.
A scholarship fund honoring Alan Green has been established at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The scholarship is a tribute to his "dedication, vision and love for his native city," said Marilyn Rossetti, chair of the Authority's Board of Commissioners. In addition to the scholarship fund, plans are already underway for the Authority to further honor Green for his contributions to the organization.
A native of the City of Hartford, Green earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Hartford, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. He has served throughout his career on the boards and committees of numerous charitable organizations and has made significant contributions to the well-being of the city, state and its residents.