William A. Green, Jr. is a former U.S. Marine. He graduated from Alabama State University in 1992 with a degree in Accounting. Immediately after graduation, he worked as a stockbroker in Atlanta. After leaving the investment banking industry, he continued his career in investment banking at SunTrust Bank in the mortgaged backed securities department where he designed an award winning computer system to process numerous securities cutting the amount of time to process mortgages from several days to a couple of hours.
It was at SunTrust where William decided to pursue a career in computer consulting. William took a job with Oracle Corporation as a business analyst in 1997. In 2000, William founded William Delaney Consulting specializing in Oracle Financials implementations and staff augmentations. William has implemented financial systems for Fortune 500 companies such as Delta, Motorola and CSX. William Delaney Consulting is currently expanding into mobile development to take advantage of the growing market developing custom mobile applications for small businesses.
As a consultant supporting various Fortune 500 businesses and government entities, William analyzes financial statements and reconciles budgets on a daily business as part of his duties. The experiences acquired through the application of best practices across a wide range of industries in the public and private sector over his 20 plus years of experience makes him uniquely qualified to serve in his position as city councilman in district 5 in the great city of Montgomery Alabama.
William currently lives in Montgomery Alabama. William is an ordained minister at Fresh Anointing House of Worship and is married to Marla Green and is the father to two lovely daughters, Nichole and Spencer Green. Nichole is getting ready for an internship at Google and Spencer, at 3, is plotting to take over the world.
- I believe that the government should serve the people and not the other way around.
- I believe that it should be a privilege to serve and not a right to a privileged few.
- I believe that people in government do not have all of the answers and should work with it’s constituents to come up with the best solutions to help all people and not just a chosen few at the expense of others.
- I believe that the government is starting to overstep its bounds on a regular basis and is starting to get into people’s private lives. As a result, the budgets of government is continually growing with no end in sight.
- I believe that the roll of the government should be to create an environment in which people can succeed or fail on their own merits. I do not believe that the government should pick winners and losers.
- I believe that no law should be made to benefit one group of people at the expense of others. A good law is a law where all benefit.
- I believe that people in government, like all people, can make mistakes. We should not continue to throw good money after bad. All laws should be examined for relevance and effectiveness on a regular basis. If the law fails the test, then it should be discontinued.
- I believe that before any new revenue is raised, we should make sure that we are efficient in all areas of government and have thoroughly examined our expenditures first.
- I believe that the best solutions are solutions based on the community and not based on government funds. Government funds are finite, have an expiration date and tend to make the communities more dependent. Solutions based on community involvement tend to be more permanent and make the community stronger.
- Finally, I believe that no amount of laws can govern the people if the people are not willing to govern themselves. Governments should work closely with community leaders to make sure that the next generation has a strong moral center upon which we can build our future.
Why Would I be Different?
What makes me different from any other politicians asking for your vote to get elected. Let me start by showing what I will do different from my predecessors when in office:
- My major initiative is Participatory Budgeting where the community gets to decide how the discretionary money is allocated in the budget. This is a transformative approach to budgeting and how city hall is run. It will get the citizens more involved and provide more transparency into the budgeting process.
- I will set up a network of volunteers throughout the district that are first responders to issues and will provide meet with them on a regular basis to address their concerns.
- I will have a town hall meeting quarterly with the entire district at different locations throughout the year to inform them of what is happening at city hall and listen to the issues that matter to them the most.
- I will organize an annual event to bring the entire district together.
- I will utilize technology to make sure that I can be as accessible as possible and respond in a timely manner to inquiries as well as get pertinent information to the people in the district in a time of emergency.
I understand that the best politician, like a good waiter, is one that you do not know is even there and does not impact your life in a negative manner with undue burdens. But I also understand that in tight times like these we will need to meet more often to make sure that we are on track and can adjust our course in a timely manner. Due to the fact that we discuss matters affecting the entire city during city hall meetings, we cannot always discuss everything affecting district 5 directly during that time. To discuss those issues, we will need to meet in a setting outside of the regularly scheduled meetings. As time goes on and as things improve, we will readjust the schedule and frequency of the town hall meetings.
Secondly, my overall approach to governing is one where the people are more engaged in the day to day decisions regarding how their money is allocated. This, I cannot do alone. It will take a joint effort from the citizens of Montgomery, Alabama and the entire city council and Mayor’s office. This effort will be spearheaded with the Participatory Budgeting. For more information on this, click here.
Finally, I love people. I am a people person. I have always been one that greets everyone in the room. My mother has always told me that I have never met a stranger. One of the biggest thing that I am looking forward to during this campaign is all of the great people I will meet. I cannot wait to knock on the doors and talk to all of the people in my district and all over the great city of Montgomery. Regardless of the outcome, this will be a win-win for me. So please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to meeting you.