Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA)
Jordan 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.