Speaker Date Topic
Ken Elkins Jun 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Big Green
Big Green

With their first six Learning Gardens officially installed and a spring planting season under their belts, we think it’s time to introduce our Big Green Detroit team to you, our community of supporters.
Small but mighty, this team of four is making big things happen in the Motor City. After kicking off their very first Detroit Learning Garden at Detroit Achievement Academy early this month, the team has had their hand full with garden construction, planting days, community meetings, and more.

Ken Elkins, Regional Director:

What were you doing before Big Green? COO for school-based mentoring org Winning Futures

What do you love most about Detroit? The grit of the people, the fact that we do not subscribe to the narrative that’s giving about us.  We keep moving forward to move their own story.

Fun fact: I love making people laugh!

Andy Meisner Jun 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Oakland County Treasurer
Oakland County Treasurer

Throughout his career, Andy Meisner has served the families of Oakland County at the federal, state and local levels, presently as Oakland County treasurer, a position he has held since 2009.

Prior, he served three terms as a member of the Michigan House of Representatives. He also served in Washington D.C. as both a congressional aide and vice president of a national nonprofit promoting community based substance abuse