Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint
Mona Munroe-Younis is the Choice Neighborhoods Planner for the City of Flint, coordinating $4.5 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded critical community improvements in previously underserved neighborhoods around two new mixed-income housing developments. In this role, she applies her training as a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation practitioner to help right historical wrongs of urban renewal policy and proactively build relationships between neighbors of different backgrounds. As a Flint resident, in her personal time she serves as Executive Director for the Environmental Transformation Movement of Flint (ETM Flint), an environmental justice nonprofit she founded with other environmental/social justice advocates in 2018, and she serves as a state-appointed member of the Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice. From 2016 to 2019, Mona worked at University of Michigan (U-M) Public Health as the Flint Initiatives Program Manager, as the liaison to address the water crisis with Flint community partners through applied public health initiatives. Over the prior 17 years at the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint), she built a comprehensive system of support for community/faculty engagement and partnerships, and managed internal research funding programs. Mona earned a Master of Science with concentrations in environmental justice and policy from the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment (now SEAS), and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Planning from UM-Flint.