Nominated by the Department of Parks and Recreation
Saundra Green, a lifelong Arlingtonian, has been working to amplify the voices of the underserved since she was a community organizer for the United Planning Organization under President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Starting in 1973, her work with the Department of Parks and Recreation has ranged from the creation of the Arlington Youth Street Theater, a nationally recognized program, to the installation of historical markers for the Calloway United Methodist Church Cemetery and the Hall’s Hill wall, built to enforce segregation around the High View Park/Hall’s Hill neighborhood.
Green served as the Center Supervisor at the Langston-Brown Community Center, supported “Up on the Hill,” a publication containing interviews with elderly Hall’s Hill residents, and founded the Martin Luther King Program Committee, which develops and coordinates the County’s MLK Day programs and events (which she still serves on to this day).
For decades, Green has been bringing forth the voices of minority and underprivileged Arlingtonians, enhancing their quality of life.