2-Time Citizen of the Year Roger Green is ‘the Most Impactful Person’ in Woodbury

by | Dec 2020

Roger Green at the Heritage House

Roger Green at the Heritage House, where he serves on the board of directors. Photo: Tate Carlson

Second-time recipient of the Citizen of the Year award, Roger Green, devotes his life to helping the Woodbury community.

Roger Green is known for giving his time and efforts to the community, twice receiving the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award.

Nominated by fellow community members, the Citizen of the Year award recognizes active individuals who bring significant value to the area through their own personal commitment to making Woodbury a more welcoming, functional and philanthropic place.

“It is really important to our organization to recognize the businesses and the people who make this community in sync,” president of the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce Laurie Staiger says. “Woodbury is the way that it is because of the people that live and work here.”

Green’s love for helping others stemmed from his 38-year career with the HealthEast Care System. Starting his experience in a community relations position, Green worked his way up to be the vice president of strategy policy marketing and communications. Though representing the community was an integral part of his roles, he says that his personal aptitude is what drives him to continue to do more for others, even beyond his retirement.

“I just can’t tell you how many great people are out there sharing the same passion for trying to improve the community,” Green says. He’s contributed to Woodbury in a multitude of ways, but most recently as the director of the Woodbury Foundation and volunteering with Woodbury Thrives.

“The big things is simply that you take more away from volunteering than you give,” he says. “To see the results of what you are doing in terms of helping others in the community, or helping young people grow and evolve, is just extremely rewarding.”

About his character, Staiger says, “He is the most humble person I have ever met … And that makes him the most impactful person I have ever met.

Green’s Contributions to the Community
  • Serves as the chair for Woodbury Community Foundation board
  • Volunteers with Woodbury Thrives, a foundation he helped initiate in 2014
  • Represents the Woodbury Community Foundation on the Healthy Minnesota Partnership
  • Represents the Woodbury Community Foundation for the Woodbury Heritage Society Board of Directors
  • Co-chairs the Button Sales Committee for the Woodbury Days Council
  • A board member of Legacy Senior Services
  • An active member of Sokol Minnesota, a Czech Heritage Organization, for over 30 years
  • Places holiday wreaths at the Fort Snelling cemetery through Wreaths Across America
  • Contributes funding regularly to Great River Greening, Face to Face Health and Counseling and the Northern Star Council
  • Served on the Community Development Agency Board for Washington County in affordable housing and economic development
  • Served as the treasurer of the Maplewood North Lions Club, where he has been an active member for 35 years
  • Lead a conversation group with English as Second Language participants through South Washington County Schools Community Education
  • Served as the Board of Directors and as the chair of the board for the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Served on the Woodbury Housing Task Force and the Economic Development Commission for 12 years

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce
700 Commerce Drive Suite 285


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