Vikki Seagraves is a lifelong Detroiter, who grew up downriver in the Southwest community. She attended Southwestern High School and Ser Metro Trade School for bookkeeping before working at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department for 29 years. Always bright and upbeat, she retired as a Permit Investigator on the Storm Water Project in 2015 with a record of faithful and dependable service.
Although Vikki enjoys the freedom of retirement, she devotes time to remaining active in a number of community service roles. She volunteers as an AmeriCorps Member in the Veteran Resource Navigator Program at Emmanuel House, a drug recovery and
rehabilitation center. In this position, Vikki supports case managers by identifying and assisting veterans applying for financial assistance and other benefits. Every Sunday, Vikki serves as an usher and assistant lead supervisor of youth ushers at Triumph Church. She is the current board secretary for MECCA and has volunteered alongside other MECCA leaders to counsel residents facing foreclosure during neighborhood foreclosure prevention workshops host by United Community Housing Coalition. She believes MECCA makes a great contribution to our community’s future.
Vikki became a resident of East English Village in 2011. She loves her neighborhood because of the strong leadership that has been key to its sustainability, the diversity among neighbors, and the close relationships she’s formed over the years with her neighbors—people she considers family today. She looks forward to the monthly neighborhood association meetings, where she can meet and connect with other residents in an open forum. In her free time, Vikki repurposes furniture, transforming salvaged pieces from “Trashy to Dashing.” Vikki has one daughter, who volunteers on MECCA’s Youth Committee and aspires to become a nurse one day.