Native Detroiter Kandia Milton brings a diverse background to his role as MECCA’s Vice-President. Kandia attended Niagara University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He began his career in corporate sales, and later served for over six years in high level leadership roles for the City of Detroit, managing city agencies and developing strategic partnerships with other government entities, and community, corporate, philanthropic and civic organizations. He created opportunities for linkages between the small business community, private sector, and local government. As the City Council Liaison, he collaborated with the city’s legislative branch to play an integral role in Detroit’s renovation of twenty-five
neighborhood parks, the formation of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, and master plans for establishing public access to Campus Martius Park and the Detroit Riverfront.
When the board approached him about MECCA, he willingly accepted the responsibility as the Vice President. He strives to build bridges between residents, businesses, local government, and other community stakeholders. He appreciates the resilient spirit of our community and knows that our strength is derived from the many hardworking and passionate people living, working, and serving in our neighborhoods.
Kandia currently works as a business development consultant across Southeastern Michigan. He moved to East English Village ten years ago, along with his wife Lisa, a successful home design and restoration business owner. He is a busy dad (and chauffeur) of three active children: Maya, Noelle, and Leila. Kandia still enjoys his favorite pastime of playing basketball. In college, he was awarded a Division 1 Athletic Scholarship, and selected as a letterman for four years and captain of the men’s basketball team for two years.