ThinkFest Snapshot: Bill Green

Can government be as innovative as Google?

We’re rounding up the reasons Philly Mag readers should not miss ThinkFest, our week-long event connecting the brightest minds and most innovative ideas in Philadelphia. 

Bill Green

Photo | Jeff Meade

Coming from a family of Philadelphia politicians (his father and grandfather were Congressmen, and his father served as mayor of Philadelphia), Bill Green has become known as an “idea guy” in his role as Philadelphia City Councilman At-Large.

Green has strong roots in Philly; he was born and raised here then attended Penn Charter and UPenn Law. He is most proud of his work in lowering business taxes in Philadelphia by more than $150 million in five years and passing legislation that requires foreclosure within one year.

During this year’s ThinkFest, Green will attempt to answer the question “Can Government Be as Innovative as Google?” along with Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, of whom he is very fond of, stating “Montgomery County is in good hands.” It’s one of 17 idea-speaking sessions during ThinkFest’s Main Event, on Saturday, November 9th, at The Kimmel Center.

Learn more about ThinkFest (featuring keynote speaker Chris Matthews) and buy your tickets now.