Jordan Twardy, 29

Executive Director
Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA)

Jordan TwardyJordan Twardy became executive director of the Eight Mile Boulevard Association at age 28. In less than two years, he led a strategic plan which resulted in a three-year work plan, secured more than $300,000 in grants and corporate sponsorships, expanded the association staff, opened a new field office and supported the investment of over $1 million in private investment on Eight Mile. During this time, Twardy completed Leadership Oakland's Cornerstone Program (LO25) and ULI Larson Center for Leadership.

Twardy has been president, vice president and a founding delegate of the Student Association of Michigan, a statewide association of students from Michigan's 15 public universities. His key accomplishments include establishing a legislative research committee to generate policy recommendations and monitor key issues, and organizing student-led rallies and legislator advocacy visits in Lansing. He is a member of the Michigan Association of Planning and was a Citizens Advisory Committee member and of the Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan from 2013-2015. In 2015 he was recognized as a Rising Transit Star by the nonprofit advocacy group Transit Riders United. Twardy received his undergraduate degree from Oakland University and his graduate degree and real estate development certificate from the University of Michigan.

The information presented here was accurate as of January 1, 2016.