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Brandy H. M. Brooks BDS ’06, has been named the Director of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, a program of the Bruner Foundation that recognizes urban place-making not only from an aesthetic and technical perspective, but also as an expression of the complex dynamic of social, economic, and environmental factors; inter-organizational relationships; and individual and collective community involvement.
Few at the BAC are strangers to Brandy! She graduated from the BAC in 2006 with a Bachelor in Design Studies - Design Computing, and has remained an active alumna, teaching, speaking and mentoring at the College. In 2005, Brandy helped to establish the Community Design Resource Center of Boston; she served as its founding Executive Director until 2009. In 2009, she began pursuing a Master in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management at Suffolk University in Boston.
Brandy currently serves as President of the national Association for Community Design, Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Community Action Agency of Somerville, a member of the Board of Directors at Groundwork Somerville, and an Advisory Board member for Common Boston. Her recent awards include selection as a 2010 Summer Public Policy Fellow of the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston; a 2010 Moakley Public Policy and Public Management Fellow of the Center for Public Management at Suffolk University; and a member of the 2009 Next American Vanguard by Next American City.