Statement from DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson and Board Chair Brandi Colander

June 1, 2020
Steven Jumper

Joint Statement from DC Green Bank CEO Eli Hopson and Board Chair Brandi Colander on Recent Protests in District and National Conversation on Race

We and the entire team behind the DC Green Bank are deeply saddened by the recent unrest across America, the death of an unarmed and innocent George Floyd, and the larger racial rifts this Nation is being made to face.

The DC Green Bank is committed to working closely with the District of Columbia, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the DC Council, and District residents and businesses to do our part in helping to promote healing and recovery during these troubling times. As we still face the global challenge of COVID-19 and now deep racial pains in America, the DC Green Bank stands committed to doing our part to promote healing and health. Our mission to encourage authentic and inclusive prosperity for all District residents has only been strengthened as we watch people across the United States grappling with the checkered history of race in this country.

We know that our work is only a small piece of the larger conversations taking place in America today, but it is our hope and goal to spur real change in all District communities by investing in innovative projects, leading honest dialogue, and offering economic and policy vehicles that help District residents realize a more prosperous, healthy, and equitable future.