Glenn Wilson, co-founder of Communities First, Inc. was named one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 for 2017. The Michigan Chronicle recognizes African-American professionals who have excelled in their professions, personal lives and community sectors.
Glenn Wilson co-founded Communities First, Inc in 2010, focusing on affordable housing, economic development, arts and culture outreach and environmental programs. The organization is the developer of Oak Street Senior Apartments and Swayze Court Apartments. Communities First, Inc. also presents outdoor movies throughout the summer in a series called Movies Under the Stars and an African American Film Series during the winter months.
Glenn Wilson is a passionate leader who serves the Flint community through board and committee service. He is currently on the board of Hurley Foundation, Mass Transportation Authority and Valley Area Agency on Aging. He is also on the board of Michigan Housing Council, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis Advisory Committee. He work is shaping policy, communities and lives throughout the region.
“I am honored to be selected as one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40. The work that we do a Communities First, Inc. is about putting the community first. Any award or honor is an unexpected bonus. As always, I share this recognition with the entire team, including my co-founder, Essence Wilson”, said Glenn Wilson.
Award recipients will be honored in Detroit at an upcoming ceremony to be announced soon.