Spotlight On: Brandon Jones, Program Director, Cultural Resilience Program
In July 2019, Enterprise’s Northern California market welcomed Brandon Jones as program director of the Cultural Resilience Program. His role is to examine strategies and best practices for protecting cultural identity within community development, with a focus on the HOPE SF redevelopment initiative and supporting Enterprise’s national Culture and Creativity team.
Prior to joining the Enterprise team, Jones was the director of creative placemaking for an Atlanta-based organization, WonderRoot. Under his leadership, the department leveraged cross-sector partnerships, civic engagement and artistic strategies as tools for community development in the metro Atlanta region.
His additional work includes:
- Serving as the co-champion for Arts and Culture for the Atlanta TransFormation Alliance, helping to advance cultural strategies
- Serving as the community engagement specialist for the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Public Art Grant program
- Co-founding Free People International, a social advocacy firm based in Amsterdam with clients throughout Europe and the United States
In 2020, Jones will focus on prioritizing healing-centered engagement and trauma mitigation by advancing community equity, stewarding organizational development, and creating community development tools for collection healing.
Jones is a graduate of the Urban Land Institute Center for Leadership Fellowship and holds a master’s degree in Cultural Sustainability and a master’s degree in Business Management from Goucher College.