Four candidates nominated to serve on Ecology Center board of directors

Members can vote on-line

The Ecology Center board of directors nominating committee has recommended four candidates for election to three-year terms on the board.

The candidates are Link Howard III, Riyaz Kanji, Frank Parkinson and Doug Selby.

  • Howard (upper left), president and chief executive officer of Powerlink Facilities Management (Powerlink), is a successful entrepreneur, devoted leader and dedicated community advocate. He has been a member of the Ecology Center’s Detroit Committee for the past year.
  • Kanji (upper right) is a lawyer whose work is focused on advocacy on behalf of Indian tribes and peoples, including important cases in the areas of environmental stewardship and environmental justice. He also has worked closely with environmental groups and advocacy organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, on issues of common importance to Indian nations and their neighbors.
  • Parkinson (lower left) has combined his legal and business careers with his passion for environmental issues, working in the areas of renewable energy, clean technologies, green building, sustainable development and climate change. For the past four years, he has been actively involved with the Climate Project, an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of climate change.
  • Selby (lower right) is a “building-science expert” and managing partner in the Meadowlark Builders, a design/build construction firm that he started with Kirk Brandon in 2004. Since its founding, Meadowlark Builders has become Michigan’s leader in LEED-certified home construction, and a national leader in high-performance new homes and energy efficient renovations of existing homes.

More information about the candidates is available by clicking on their names.

Ecology Center members may vote for any or all four of the candidates, or write in names of alternate candidates on the ballot at

EcoLink — April 2012
An online publication of the Ecology Center

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