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GREEN HONORED AT NATIONAL MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL BREAKFAST
Philadelphia At-Large Councilman given award for exemplary leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ National Breakfast meeting
San Antonio, TX, November 26, 2019 –
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania At-Large Councilman Derek Green received the Susan Burgess President’s Award for Exemplary Leadership at Democratic Municipal Officials’ (DMO) National Breakfast meeting last Friday. Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem and DMO President Susan Burgess, the award honors one member of DMO for their outstanding service to the organization.
DMO National President and Detroit Council Member Scott Benson presented the award to Green. “Derek is a champion of Democratic Municipal Officials, and one of our hardest working Board members. His efforts leading the Labor Council have been indispensable in making us better advocates for the working people of America, and the unions that represent them.”
Held during the National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit in San Antonio, the DMO National Breakfast is a biannual meeting of Democratic Municipal Officials, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) constituency association for Democratic mayors, council members, and other local elected officials. Green was recognized not only for his work leading the Labor Council, which connects municipal Democrats to unions and their members at the national and local levels, but also for leading the organization’s Cities, Labor, and Jobs round tables, which educate elected officials on labor issues. Previous recipients of the Susan Burgess President’s Award include Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin, and Rome Commissioner Wendy Davis.
Spokane Council Member and fellow DMO Board Member Candace Mumm emceed Friday’s breakfast program. Alongside the presentation of the President’s Award to Green were video greetings from presidential candidates including Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as well as a keynote address given by Secretary Julián Castro.
Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) is the DNC Association for municipal elected officials who personally identify as members of the Democratic Party. The organization holds three seats on the DNC, and advocates for the thousands of local elected Democrats across the United States.
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