Todd Edward Timmons Jr. is a 26-year-old Buffalo native and currently working as the Youth Engagement Coordinator for Open Buffalo. Todd is an Open Buffalo Emerging Leader from the class of 2018 with experience in training, facilitating, mentoring, advocating, and organizing community events and projects.
Growing up in Buffalo, Todd experienced first hand the challenges of growing up in low-income neighborhoods and witnessed the toll that crime, poverty, and violence can have on a community. After dropping out of high school and falling victim to gun violence as a bystander during a shootout, Todd chose to reclaim his education by working towards and successfully receiving his GED. He joined the WNY YouthBuild program to build a positive life for himself and has committed to working as a mentor and advocate for the youth population throughout Buffalo.
Todd's partiipation in the YouthBuild program earned him several industry-recognized certifications and he has also earned two Segal education awards. Through his commitment to service, Todd was awarded the 2018 National YouthBuild Member of the Year Award. Todd serves as a member on YouthBuild USA’S Young Leaders Council and works on a national level advocating for youth across the nation.
In Todd’s free time, he enjoys biking and listening to music.