Member group representative
Darryl Jordan joined MEC’s board in 2020. He represents member groups as a senior organizer for Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council, which empowers Detroiters to protect, preserve and value the land, air and water through environmental justice education, youth development and collaborative relationships. He also serves on the Global Grassroots Justice Alliance and the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition.
With 35 years of organizing experience, Jordan has championed health & wellness; hunger & food security; union & labor rights; human rights; racial justice; community organizing and immigration.
What Jordan has fought for largely aligns with the priorities of EMEAC, but they also align with his prior work experiences: a labor organizer for SEIU, a director for Third World Coalition and an organizer for U-SNAP-BAC. Rounding out his expertise is his education: a political science degree from Virginia State University.
As an MEC board member, Jordan brings people together to fight back climate change -- not just environmental experts, not just elected officials, everyone. The more people understand climate environmental issues, the more likely leaders are to solve them, he said.
In his spare time, the Detroiter enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music.