Antoine Maurice Thompson is a native of Buffalo, New York. He graduated from Buffalo Public Schools #61, #60, and Bennett High School. A graduate of SUNY Brockport with a dual bachelors’ degree in History and African and Afro-American Studies, Thompson also studied at the University of Ghana in Ghana, West Africa. Antoine is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from Medaille College. He is a graduate of the 2001 Class of Leadership Buffalo.
Antoine M. Thompson is a nationally recognized leader for environmental justice, green business, housing, diversity and urban policy. Antoine is the Executive Director of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC), a public-private partnership that promotes the use of clean, American transportation fuels for homeland security, improved air quality, environment justice, diversity and inclusion.
He is the former Executive Director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) the oldest organization of African-American real estate professionals in the United States. Antoine led efforts to increase advocacy on Capitol Hill on closing the racial wealth gap through increasing the rate of Black homeownership.
He had a significant public service career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. His positions have included election to Buffalo Common Council where he authored the Buffalo’s Fair Housing Law, the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Inclusion Law and secured over $75 million for community development projects. He was elected to the New York State Senate in 2006 and 2008 and served as the Senate Deputy Majority Whip and the first African-American to Chair the Senate Standing Committee on Environmental Conservation and Co-Chair of the Senate Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Task Force. He authored the NYS MWBE Mentor/Protégé Law. He was key architect of the Green Jobs/Green New York law.
Antoine is a partner in Creative PMO Solutions. He is also a licensed real estate agent in New York State. Antoine is married to Tracey Thompson, and the father of Deja L. Thompson and Joseph A. Thompson. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Antoine is a Silver Life Member of the NAACP, and a longtime member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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After having a successful conference, we have uploaded some of the documentation from the event below. https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/67318383/the-greater-washington-region-clean-cities-coalition-gwrccc-2022-souvenir-journal
2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 330 Post Box 73402 Washington, DC 20009 202-671-1580 www.gwrccc.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Antoine Thompson, Executive Director, GWRCCC Direct: 716-308-0945 Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) Hosts Annual Awards Luncheon & Conference Recognizing Champions of Clean Energy, Transportation and Environmental Equity and Justice Washington, DC.— The Greater […]
The U.S. Needs More Electric School Buses By Antoine M. Thompson A child rides a bus to school every day—the traditionally big yellow one that runs on diesel gas. Day in and day out, children are exposed to the fumes emitted […]
What are Greenhouse Gases and why are we so concerned about them? Greenhouse gases are a chemicals that are absorbed into our atmosphere, which absorbs heat and radiation. The issue with these gases is that they are retained in our atmosphere for thousands of years, which creates a thicker blanket around earth. In the retention […]