|Name||Vincent B. Orange|
|Address||1540 Taylor St |
, District of Columbia , United States
Sep 11, 2020 01:08pm
|Info||Vincent B. Orange, Sr. was first elected to the Council in 1998 as the Ward S representative. In 2001, Councilmember Orange was selected, by his colleagues, to serve as the chairman of the D.C. Committee on Government Operations. He also served as co-chair of the Council Special Committee on Special Education. |
Mr. Orange and Ward S have enjoyed great success in economic development projects, constituent services and education. He led the way to establish McKinley Tech as the District's state of the art technology high school, ensure that all public school children receive books in a timely manner, and establish D.C. Emancipation Day as a private legal holiday on April 16.
Councilmember Orange graduated from the University of the Pacific where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1979, and a B.A. in Communications in 1980. In 1983, he earned a J. D. degree from the Howard University School of Law. In 1988, he graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center where he earned a Master of Laws in Taxation. Mr. Orange credits his foundation for achievements to being a part of the A Better Chance (ABC) Program and graduating from Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mr. Orange also is a certified public accountant. His work experience includes employment with the public and private sectors, including Arthur Andersen and Co., the D.C. Department of Finance and Revenue; and as the Chief Financial Officer of the National Children's Center, Inc.
Councilmember Orange also possesses international experience. He served as a delegate to the United States/Japan Bilateral Session: "A New Era in Legal and Economic Relations," in Japan and as a delegate to the Moscow Conference on the Law and Bilateral Economic Relations in Moscow, USSR. In 1991, he was a delegate to the first African/African-American Summit in convened in the Cote D'Ivoire and Senegal, and again to the second Summit held in Gabon.
Mr. Orange is a member of the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Black Accountants, District of Columbia Bar, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Michigan Park Citizens Association, Howard University Law Alumni Association, and the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church.
Most importantly, Vincent Bernard Orange, Sr. is the devoted husband of Gwendolyn Evans-Orange, and the proud father of two sons, Vincent, Jr. and Paul Wesley Orange, and one daughter, Jannie Elizabeth Orange.
Mrs. Orange is employed with the D.C. Public Schools. She earned a B.A. in Early and Elementary Education from Queens College in New York and a Masters of Education in Special Education from Howard University where the couple met.