YELLOWKNIFE (August 27, 2020) – The Territorial Leadership Committee recommends the appointment of Julie Green, MLA Yellowknife Centre, to the Executive Council.
Green won by acclamation during the third meeting of the Territorial Leadership Committee held in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly today, Thursday, August 27, 2020.
A Motion in the Legislative Assembly will confirm the appointment when the 2nd Session continues this afternoon. Commissioner Margaret Thom will formally swear Ms. Green as a Member of the Executive Council on Tuesday, September 1st.
Julie Green was re-elected to the 19th Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly representing the constituency of Yellowknife Centre.
Ms. Green was first elected to the 18th Assembly in 2015 and was the Chair of Caucus as well as the Chair of the Special Committee to Increase the Representation of Women in the Legislative Assembly. Ms. Green was also Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Rules and Procedures, and Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Social Development. Ms. Green was also a member of the Standing Committee on Priorities and Planning.
Ms. Green has lived in Yellowknife since 2000. She lives downtown, which is also the location of McKenna Funeral Home, the family business. She previously lived in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, and has held driver’s licenses in six Canadian provinces and one territory.
Ms. Green spent 16 years reporting for CBC including on the proposed Mackenzie Gas Project and the development of diamond mines in the territory. She was also a contributor to Far North Oil and Gas Review, which later became Up Here Business.
Ms. Green left CBC in 2009 to focus on advocating and fundraising for services centered on women, families and children in need at the YWCA Yellowknife. Working with representatives from the GNWT, Indigenous governments, municipal government and the business sector, she helped create the anti-poverty strategy and action plan, Building on the Strengths of Northerners.
In 2012, Ms. Green became a consultant, providing fundraising and communications services to a variety of non-profit organizations. She also served as a volunteer on the boards of the United Way NWT, NWT Community Services Corporation (Northern United Place), Yellowknife Housing Authority and on the City of Yellowknife Social Issues Committee.
Ms. Green holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario. As well, she recently completed a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Ryerson University.
Ms. Green is married and has one grown daughter.