MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD (January 15, 2018) — The Alumni Board for The Boston Architectural College (BAC) named Brandy H.M. Brooks as their 2017 Distinguished Alumni in Service award recipient. Ms. Brooks is a grassroots organizer and at-large candidate for Montgomery County Council.
The award is “given to a BAC alumnus who serves their greater community by advocating for social, environmental and/or policy change … [they] influence and empower others through design at the local, regional or global scale.” Brandy Brooks received her Bachelor of Design Studies from the BAC in 2006 and has spent more than 10 years working on social and environmental justice. She also holds a Master in Public Administration from Suffolk University. She served on the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Zoning Advisory Committee, and the Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee for the City of Somerville, MA. Ms. Brooks was the founding executive director of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston, served as the Greater Boston Regional Director for The Food Project, and currently works as the Leadership Development Organizer for Progressive Maryland, a statewide nonprofit advocacy organization promoting social, economic, and racial justice.
Ms. Brooks will receive the award in person at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 17.
“My experience at the BAC as both a student and an educator taught me how to apply design thinking to the pressing issues our communities face,” said Brooks. “Nearly 15 years of community and public service have grown out of that learning, and I’m honored to have my work recognized by my fellow alumni.”
Brooks is committed to fair elections and is participating in the new public financing system in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Brandy Brooks is a public election fund candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large.
To learn more about Brooks’ campaign go to www.brandy4montgomery.com.