Brian served as Ward 3 City Councilor from 1991-1995. In 2016, he was elected as a Bernie Sanders presidential delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Until 2015, Brian served as the City’s Housing Director for 17 years and managed the Old North End Enterprise Community during my first two years at CEDO. Since 2015, he has worked with communities in Vermont and nationally on increasing energy efficiency in affordable housing and public-purpose buildings.
Brian came of age politically during Bernie’s mayoral tenure and have been deeply involved in social, economic and environmental justice since graduating from UVM in 1985. His community activism began as part of the Progressive Coalition with a focus on housing and tenants’ rights. As CEDO’s Housing Director, he created the Burlington Lead Program to protect children in lower-income families from the hazards of lead-based paint. Prior to joining CEDO, he developed YouthBuild Burlington under the auspices of the King Street Youth Center.