Jeffrey Schwartz

Executive Director

Jeffrey Schwartz is the founding Executive Director of Broad Community Connections, where he has worked since January 2009. A native New Orleanian, Jeff has a decade of community economic development experience, where he has focused on community development finance, small business and real estate development, and the relationship between the health and vibrancy of a community and its built environment. He has a BA in Economics and History from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a Master of City Planning degree from MIT, where he studied City Design & Development and Housing & Community Economic Development, and wrote his thesis on fresh food access in New Orleans before and after Katrina. Jeffrey is actively involved with development, planning, and transportation issues in New Orleans, and he serves on the boards of the Industrial Development Board, Regional Planning Commission, and Ride New Orleans, and the New Orleans advisory board for the Trust for Public Land.

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