USDA: Elizabeth Green Named Acting Administrator of Rural Housing Service
July 28, 2020
WASHINGTON, July 28, 2019 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand today named Elizabeth “Beth” Green Acting Administrator of Rural Housing Service following the retirement of former Administrator of Rural Housing Service 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 Virginian residents, farms, businesses, and households being able to connect to high-speed broadband internet for the first time, hundreds of new essential community facilities across the state, and tens of thousands of families who were assisted in buying their own homes.
Green has lived in Virginia and worked in Federal and State politics for thirty-three years. During that time Green 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 officially begin serving in this new role on August 3, 2020. USDA Rural Development encourages partners and stakeholder groups to reach out to Green in her new role to build on existing partnerships and create new ones.