Community Engagement & Planning Manager
Brandon Zwagerman joined the SoHo Broadway Initiative in February 2019. Prior to coming to the Initiative, he served as a project consultant to the Flatbush Avenue and Church Avenue Business Improvement Districts in Brooklyn, worked for Manhattan urban design and architecture firm Cooper Robertson, and acted as community outreach coordinator for Brooklyn grassroots arts collective The Silent Barn. His additional experience includes work for public planning agencies, non-profit community development organizations, and cultural venues, as well as founding a long-running benefit music festival. Brandon holds both a Master of Urban Planning and a Bachelor of History from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
He aims to bring his diverse experience in planning, communications, management, outreach, events, history, and the arts to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors of the SoHo Broadway community. Brandon’s interests lie in the intersections between place, identity, culture, and community. When not at the SoHo Broadway Initiative, he enjoys attending live music and cultural events, following baseball, and traversing the far corners of the city on bike and foot.