The Urban EcoBlock Board recently welcomed Rodney “Bobby” Bonner to the board. Mr. Bonner formed BM3 Technology to specialize in the  integration of technologies to create a green, energy-efficient, sustainable, eco-friendly environment. He is also the founder and Executive Director of Afterschool Labs, bringing over 45 years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching and working in youth outreach. Mr. Bonner started coaching and mentoring youth in 1973, working in the National Youth Council summer sports program.

Bonner has been working in the Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood to create a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plan, including a geospatial and technology campus, an interactive learning, sports & recreation campus, arts & entertainment, and a media & technology campus. A veteran of the US Air Force, Bobby understands the needs of the National Geospatial-Intelligence agency, and is committed to preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s jobs. In addition, his passion for green building and history in the neighborhood make his contribution particularly valuable to the efforts of the Urban EcoBlock board. Welcome Bobby!