Selma Tucker

Selma Tucker

At-large member

Selma Tucker joined MEC’s board in 2021. 

Selma is an entrepreneur with the heart of a public servant. For more than 15 years Selma’s leadership has helped mission-driven organizations in every sector of Michigan’s economy grow. Combing a unique mix of skill sets in storytelling, public policy development, strategy, facilitation, and capacity building—Selma helps Michigan’s institutions practice equity and grow through better service and novel ownership models. No matter the task, Selma is leveraging the power of private sector entrepreneurialism to generate solutions that reimagine the impact public service can have on the lives of residents.

Years of research and implementation at the local and state level have gifted Selma with deep expertise in the public policy issues of the day—social determinants of health, energy, climate resiliency and adaptation, local government, community and economic development, environment, housing, education, and infrastructure. Selma’s work has supported organizations large and small including the City of Grand Rapids, Public Sector Consultants, Consumers Energy, Michigan Municipal League, Grand Valley State University, Council of Michigan Foundations, City of Buchanan, the Huron-Clinton Metroparks and countless neighborhood associations.

Selma is an active community member in Grand Rapids, his home for the last 19 years. He’s been awarded the Jack Chaille Community Philanthropy Award by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. His volunteerism extends to organizations like the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library Foundation, Opera Grand Rapids, as well as board service for the Michigan Environmental Council and the nation’s first nonprofit green bank, Michigan Saves.

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  • Beau Brockett
    published this page in Board 2021-02-10 12:28:19 -0500