Wednesday October 22, 2008
For Immediate release:
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) has added another responsibility to her civic work in Metro Louisville. For a second time she has been elected to the Leadership Louisville program as a member of its Board of Directors.
“It is a privilege and honor to again be asked to be a board member of such a prestigious organization,” says Green. “Leadership Louisville was the catalyst that taught me that hard work, optimism, and creativity can make Louisville a better place for all of us.”
Councilwoman Green was a member of the 1994 class of Leadership Louisville. She was then selected to the 1995 Bingham Fellows class during that time she helped provide leadership of the building of a new state of the art Presbyterian Community Center in Smoketown.
She was first elected to the Leadership Louisville Board in the mid 1990 and was elected again this past summer.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned in Leadership Louisville is that we, as citizens, should be good stewards and trustees of the entire Metro Louisville, not just our own neighborhood,” says Green.
Programs such as Ignite Louisville have impressed Dr. Green over the last few years. Ignite Louisville has tapped into the new emerging young adult leaders in Kentuckiana.
The revamping of the Bingham Fellows has allowed many more persons to be involved in actual hands-on work in Kentuckiana.
The Councilwoman Green will initially serve a two year term that will end in 2011, and could be re-elected for an additional two year term. She has been asked to serve on the program committee, and she gladly accepted. She feels her biggest goal this time around as a board member is to increase minority participation in the various programs, particularly West Louisville and South West Louisville participation.
Leadership Louisville began as an idea in 1979 to help future local leaders understand issues, networking and other opportunity to improve the future of the community.
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