WASHINGTON, July 28, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today named Elizabeth “Beth” Green Acting Administrator of the Rural Housing Service following the retirement of former Administrator Bruce Lammers.
Before being appointed to this role, Green served as USDA Rural Development’s State Director for Virginia. During her tenure, she led a team of 61 to invest in rural communities across the state. These investments have resulted in thousands of rural Virginia residents, farms, businesses and households being able to connect to high-speed broadband internet for the first time, hundreds of new essential community facilities being built across the state, and tens of thousands of families being helped to buy their own homes.
Green has lived in Virginia and worked in federal and state politics for 33 years. During that time, she has cultivated relations with many of rural America’s political and industry leaders. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in communications and political science.
Green will begin her new role on August 3. USDA Rural Development encourages partners and stakeholder groups to reach out to her to build on existing partnerships and create new ones.
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