Staff Report

Having been an advocate and volunteer for many years, Joy Green is now seeking the elected office of County Commissioner, District 4. From the kitchen table to the board room, in the streets, in the schools, in the marketplace and in every facet of our society, Green’s goal is to find answers to tough problems. With empathy and a passion to collaborate, she will be working across the table to bring solutions. She believes our greatest resources are within us, real people in the community who with support, encouragement and opportunity, have the creative ideas and answers.

Green said, “I am concerned about unemployment and how the economy is affecting our small business owners, our veterans, retirees and families. I believe we can collaborate, and find workable solutions to employ our citizens and support our businesses.”

As a business owner, her company Rise to the Top Tutoring Company serves the children of Hillsborough County, providing them with the help needed to succeed and avoid falling through the cracks.

Green is an avid advocate for women, and has taken to heart the issues that affect women in our society. She speaks to various womens’ groups challenging them to focus on their potential, step out of their comfort zones, and help to bring change in their communities and different walks of life.

Green is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale Law School, Connecticut, and has a degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College. She oversees Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as Regional Director for Aglow International.

Today with approximately 3,000 women under her leadership, she continues to train and drive grassroots’ movements and community events to impact the society.

Green has been the chairperson for the National Day of Prayer in Tampa for 12 years, collaborating with many churches, civic and business leaders in the community.

Married to Dann, she has three adult children, Sara, Brett and Troy, and two grandchildren, Kylie and Braden.

She believes her compassion, dedication and experience have prepared her to serve the people of Hillsborough County as County Commissioner. For more information you can visit her website at


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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.