Emmett V. Jordan is a member of the Greenbelt City Council, currently serving as “Mayor”. In 2009, he became the first African-American elected to Greenbelt Council in the city’s 74-year history.
Emmett, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, studied liberal arts and music at Morehouse College in Atlanta and at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Administration from the College of Design Art, Architecture and Planning. He completed additional graduate course work in Public Administration at Seton Hall University.
A believer in life-long learning, Emmett participated in the Legacy Leadership Institute on Municipal Government at University of Maryland during the spring of 2009 and completed an Academy for Excellence in Local Governance fellowship through the Maryland Municipal League in 2011.
He is the immediate past President of the Prince George's County Municipal League and is a board member of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.