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Meet Lorenzo

Commissioner Anthony Lorenzo Green is a third generation Washingtonian, born and raised in Ward 7 by his grandmother in the Deanwood community. A product of D.C. Public Schools, he attended Merritt Elementary Extended School and H.D. Woodson Senior High School in Northeast, D.C. Lorenzo has dedicated his life to being a missionary for change in the trenches of the most marginalized and impacted communities in Ward 7. As an activist, 4-Term Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and social justice warrior for nearly a decade, Lorenzo has dared to advocate for radical evidence-based solutions to intra-community violence, police brutality, the affordable housing crisis, and ensuring seasoned citizens are able to age in place in a city that values their investment in making D.C. the place it is today.
With an unapologetic belief in fighting for equitable policies that would forge a path for working families to reach their fullest potential in life, Lorenzo has been a defiant voice for economic and racial justice. He has collaborated with fellow community leaders to negotiate community benefits agreements for over $100M in community development projects that prioritizes affordable housing with replacement units for residents in Lincoln Heights and Richardson Dwellings (Clay Terrace), and a quality grocery store in Deanwood in Far Northeast in Ward 7. Lorenzo successfully advocated for the redevelopment of the historic Dave Brown Liquors to a medical cannabis dispensary and urgent care center. While many leaders were silent, Lorenzo demanded accountability for illegal stop-and-frisk by the Metropolitan Police Department in black and brown communities across the District.

Lorenzo began his path of public service back in 2010 when he moved from Deanwood in Northeast D.C. to Fort Stanton in Southeast, D.C. His neighbors saw the fire in his belly throughout many community meetings and urged him to take a stand. He served on the executive board for the Fort Stanton Civic Association and helped organize his neighbors in championing a new $12.5M Fort Stanton Recreation Center after a 30 year fight by the community to replace a facility that resembled a field house. With an incumbent that took the people’s trust for granted, he took up the challenge in 2012 and put his name forward to run for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for SMD 8B04.

Lorenzo ran a campaign on restoring integrity and honor to Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 8B. With 70% of the vote, he was elected to his first term as an ANC Commissioner and immediately appointed as the new treasurer for the commission. He worked in partnership with the Office of the D.C. Auditor to uncover thousands of dollars in misappropriation of government funds and lead structural reforms for accountability and efficiency for the first time in the commission’s history. In January 2015, Lorenzo was appointed by his fellow commissioners as the Chairman of ANC 8B.

As chairman of ANC 8B, Lorenzo negotiated with Horning Brothers to make improvements to existing properties in the community and for the new multimillion-dollar headquarters for Martha’s Table and Community of Hope in Southeast that offers early childhood education, food access and community support services to residents east of the Anacostia river. He organized neighbors to make changes to a project that began as a development for more apartments to the inclusion of affordable townhomes and a community service campus. By a landslide vote in 2016, he was elected to his third term as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for Single Member District (SMD) 7C04 in Deanwood, then ran unopposed two years later. He also served one term as 2nd Vice President of the Deanwood Citizens Association in 2018.

From 2013 to 2017, Lorenzo served as an Unemployment Compensation Adjudicator for the D.C. Department of Employment Services, where he conducted fact-finding investigations to render determinations associated with benefit claims. He also served on the agency’s Integrity Taskforce from 2014 to 2016, a cross-function committee that crafted ideas and solutions to reduce the improper payment rate for unemployment benefits, and expanded access points to more information about the rights and responsibilities of claimants while collecting benefits. He was an active and proud member of AFGE Local 1000 and worked closely with union leadership to organize members around the reform to the District’s classification and compensation system.

Since 2017, Lorenzo has proudly served on the H.D. Woodson STEM Academy Advisory Board, and the Interim Board of the Washington Peace Center since the beginning of 2019. He previously served on the executive board of the Ward 8 Democrats in 2013 and 2015. He was also named the Honorary Co-Chairman of the Marion Christopher Barry Campaign for Ward 8 City Council.

With a strong heart, undying spirit, and passionate love for his community, Lorenzo is a tireless champion for working families, youth, and long-time residents throughout Ward 7. A leader that believes in walking in his truth, being a humbled servant, a commitment to accountability, and consistency are just some of the principles and values that inform and guide Lorenzo’s work and vision for Ward 7 communities.

Anthony Lorenzo Green is a native Washingtonian, living in Deanwood in Ward 7.

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