Brian R. Larkin has joined the staff of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation as an associate program officer for the Flint Area grantmaking team.
A graduate of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Larkin returned to his home community of Flint, Michigan, to work as a neighborhood planner at the Genesee County Land Bank through the AmeriCorps Vista program. That experience prompted him to return to school to earn a master’s degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Florida State University in Tallahassee. After graduation, he worked for several Michigan nonprofits before being named director of Planning and Development for the City of Flint in 2015.
Now pursuing a doctorate in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Larkin also serves on the board of the Flint Public Library and volunteers with a year-round mentoring program geared toward 8-12th grade boys through his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha.