Shekeria Brown, AICP
Shekeria joined South Florida Community Development Coalition (SFCDC) as Executive Director in July 2014. Shekeria comes to SFCDC with other over 15 years experience in the community and economic development field. She has worked as a practitioner and consultant focused on designing, implementing and assessing affordable housing, community and economic development programs. Her career has provided her with extensive knowledge in the administration of federal and state grant programs awarded to local jurisdictions. Even more, it has given her the opportunity to work with numerous organizations and individuals committed to improving their communities.
At SFCDC, where her main goal is to build a strong coalition of members, she aims to have a long lasting impact on community development by continuing to shape public policy, strengthening the role of nonprofits, and encouraging more collaboration for sustainable and increasingly effective community development in the region. Prior to joining SFCDC, she worked for an urban affairs and grants administration consulting firm serving municipalities primarily throughout Broward County.
Shekeria holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University, with a concentration in community and economic development. She also holds dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Mass Communication and Interpersonal Speech Communication from the University of South Florida. Shekeria is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and American Planning Association and finds time to give back to the community through volunteering her time to organizations and activities.