HARTFORD — Alan Green, a former Executive Director of the Hartford Housing Authority who took the top post after a tumultuous episode of housing issues and disputes with the agency’s administration, has died. He was 66.
Known as an exemplary leader in the city, Greene took the helm at the Authority in 200 8. He resigned in January for health reasons.
Hartford Mayor Pedro 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.
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, officials said.
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.”
A scholarship fund honoring Alan Green has been established at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
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.
Family and friends will hold a memorial on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Asylum Hill Congregation Church.