Constance Bodurow, Assoc. AIA, AICP – Associate Professor, LTU Department of Architecture
Durene Brown – Ombudsman, City of Detroit
Candy Collins-Adams – HFHS (Retired)
Donald Carpenter, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, LTU Department of Engineering, Director, Great Lakes Stormwater Institute
Denise Coklow – Owner, DC Graphics
Roslyn Coleman – Owner, Social Detroit, LLC
Melissa Damaschke – Great Lakes Organizing Representative, Sierra Club
Chris Evans, Ph.D. – Professor of Plant Science (Retired)
James Evenhuis – Detroit Public Library (Retired)
Jane Everhart – Think Detroit/PAL (Retired)
Candace Green – Community Advocate, 15th Street Block Club
Christopher Heine – Architect, Smithgroup
Rev. Mr. Jerry Rankin – Assoc. Pastor, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
David Hunt Robbins – O’Hare Projects Administrator, Environment/Sustainability, Design/Construction, Chicago Department of Aviation
Tommie E. Robbins, III – Teacher, Detroit Public Schools
Jill M. Ryan, JD – Executive Director, Freshwater Future
Robert Schutzki, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University
Sarida Scott, Esq. – Executive Director, Community Dev. Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)
Errol Service – ECS Partnership — McDonald’s
Clara Smith, Ph.D. – Principal, Thirkell Elementary School — DPS
Will Wittig, Ph.D. – Dean of the School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy
James G. Witman, Assoc. AIA – Architect, Ghafari Associates (Worked on Phase II of WGBC Design Study as Graduate Student at LTU)


Letter to the Advisory Board

Dear WGBC Advisory Board:

Your agreement to serve as members of the first WGBC Advisory Board is an important milestone in the growth and development of the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative.  Each of you was asked to serve because you have already provided assets needed to accomplish the mission of the WGBC — advice and council drawn from a wealth of knowledge and experience that has been offered with generosity of spirit that has led us to this place.

The WGBC knows most of you in your professional capacities, where you are held in the highest esteem of your colleagues and associates.  Others are known to us in our personal lives, where we have presumed upon personal relationships in aid of the WGBC.  But like so many gifted individuals, you have offered the benefits of your knowledge and experience, with the heart of those who sincerely strive to contribute to the building of efficient and sustainable environments that promote and foster community, comfort and order.

We have no doubt that each of you will enjoy the company of those around you who, like yourselves, are working to build a better world, not only through their vocations — but also by the quality of mind and heart expressed in human relationships.  It is no accident that you are engaged in work that is vital to the advancement of humanity, some of you even in your retirement.

We are sincerely grateful for your willingness to serve on this Advisory Board, and your participation gives us confidence that we have access to the very best advice and counsel, as we fulfill the Mission and Vision of the WGBC.

With heartfelt thanks and gratitude,

The Board of Directors of the WGBC