Sections

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy elects Chris Coffey as new board chair

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:

Brooklyn Heights

Meet the chairman

Three cheers to Chris Coffey, the newly-elected chairman of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, who won the endorsement for the new role on April 2, according to the organization.

Coffey previously served as vice chair for the last two years and succeeds Mark Baker, who has chaired the board since 2016, and who said that his successor will grow the group’s work.

“Chris Coffey’s enthusiasm and vision will lead the Conservancy into the future,” Baker said. “His expertise, candor, and wisdom will guide the organization through its next exciting phase, expanding and enhancing our programmatic work in Brooklyn Bridge Park.”

He leads the New York offices for Tusk Ventures and Tusk Strategies and has run several political, legislative, and media campaigns, such as Corey Johnson’s 2017 run for Council Speaker.

He also worked for the former Bloomberg mayoral administration for 12 years at City Hall before joining Tusk.

The Cobble Hill resident joined the conservancy in 2013 and served as the organization’s vice chair and as chair of its development committee.

The leader of Brooklyn Bridge Park voiced his support for Coffey, saying that he would help bring good programming to the waterfront park.

“Chris will bring strong leadership, innovation, and a community-driven perspective,” said president Eric Landau. “All of us at the park are excited to continue to work with Chris and the conservancy as they advance the Conservancy’s mission to provide world-class programming in this world-class park.”

— Kevin Duggan

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Posted 12:00 am, April 15, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook
Subscribe

Don’t miss our updates:


Reasonable discourse

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not BrooklynPaper.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to BrooklynPaper.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: