Mission, Structure, & Actions


The Eastern Leaders Group is a partnership between Eastern Michigan University and civic and business sector leaders who are collaborating to meet the immediate and long term economic and quality of life needs of Eastern Washtenaw County.


ELG Partners - Group of education, civic, and business leaders that have expressed an interest in the ELG mission and who can be called on to support ELG initiatives.

ELG Executive Committee - leadership from education, civic, and business leaders charged with identifying issues and opportunities, developing annual action items, serving as or soliciting other leaders to be project managers and action team members.

ELG Co-Chairs - provide guidance to the Partners and Executive Committee on annual priorities and action items, Executive Committee meetings and agendas, oversight of annual reports and summits, appointing project managers and  recruiting regional leaders for action teams. Co-Chairs: Verna J. McDaniel, Washtenaw County Administrator, and Leigh Greden, Executive Director of Government and Community Relations, Eastern Michigan University.

Executive Director - provides support to the Partners, Executive Committee, Co-Chairs, and Project Managers including financial management, meetings, reports, metrics, and grants.
Tony VanDerworp, Eastern Leaders Group Executive Director.

Project Managers - responsible for recruiting team members, developing clear outcome statements and metrics, team meetings and reports, and providing regular updates on progress.

Implemented Actions

SPARK East Incubator

Business Services Toolkit

WAY Washtenaw

CEED Microloan

Eastside Innovation Campus

EMU Gear Up

SPARK East Microloan

Manufacturing Gap Financing

New Tech High

Commercial Building Renovation /
Re-use Grants

Early College Alliance Expansion

Washtenaw International High

Priority Actions  

Improving the Region's Image

West Cross Street Streetscape

Marketing Secondary Schools

EMU Wayfinding

Willow Run Airport Development

Business Partners for New Tech High

Retail Incubator

Parkview Apartments Redevelopment

Public Transit to Secondary Schools

Graphic Design Incubator

Live Ypsi Program

Cross Street Two-Way Traffic

This is printed from: http://elg.ewashtenaw.org/Projects/Mission-Structure/Mission-Structure
on Mar. 21, 2019 9:48 am