Ronald C. Green was recently elected as Houston’s City Controller on December 12, 2009. A native Houstonian and active community partner, he was first elected to public office as a member of City Council, At-Large Position Four, on December 6, 2003. Controller Green has earned a reputation for common sense fiscal policies that safeguard vital public services.
His work has helped improve city programs, from competitive bidding and capital projects to pension protection and customer service. He is a champion for effective financial management of the city’s enterprise funds, equipment acquisition, and fair housing initiatives. And his efforts on behalf of quality of life issues have won praise from every corner of the community.
A 1988 graduate of the Houston Independent School District's High School for Health Professions, Green earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston, as well as a law degree from Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, the District of Columbia, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Green is also a licensed real estate broker.
Green is a founding partner of his own law firm and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of America, Inc., UH Alumni Organization, UH Black Alumni Association, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Alumni Association, Government Finance Officers Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers, Houston Lawyers Association, and Leadership Houston Class XXIII. He is married to Judge Hilary Harmon Green, Justice of the Peace, Harris County Precinct Seven, Place 1. They have a son and are active in their community and Windsor Village United Methodist Church.