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Synarus Derron Green

Director of Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs

A former Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Jackson, Synarus D. Green serves as the city’s Director of Policy & Intergovernmental Affairs. Mr. Green is a graduate of Jackson State University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and later a Master of Science degree in Education. Mr. Green received further education and training at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. There he graduated at the top of his class with honors. He also received other specialized training with the US Air Force - Air Command & Staff College (2011) and the John C. Stennis’ Public Service Emerging Leaders Program (2012).    

Mr. Green has worked with the Office of the Mississippi Attorney General, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks and the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. A certified officer, Green was placed with the Hattiesburg Police Department where he attained the rank of Sergeant. There he served extensively and in various capacities as a patrolman, detective and as the public information officer. Green also served as a field training officer, a negotiator with the Special Tactics And Rescue "STAR"/SWAT Team, and finally as a Unit Commander over the Ceremonial Honor Guard. 

In 2010, Green accepted a coveted position in Washington, D.C. with the U.S. House of Representatives as a Professional Staffer to the Committee on Homeland Security. He was later promoted to the position of Legislative Aide for U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson where he served as advisor on key matters including Veteran Affairs, Small Businesses, Labor, Foreign Affair, Judiciary, Civil Rights, Postal Issues and Military/Defense. His responsibilities required him to work with elected officials on a local and state level. He also worked with other members of Congress and those within the Obama administration to develop and set legislative priorities.

Department Description

The Department of Intergovernmental Affairs is responsible for providing research, analysis and advocacy for resources and policies that improve and enhance city services. The Director of Intergovernmental Affairs is charged with directing the legislative agenda for the City of Jackson. The director also serves as a liaison between federal, state, county, municipal and quasi-governmental agencies.