Kay Brooks works as the Community Investment Coordinator at Community Solutions. She works across the Built for Zero, Strategic Partnerships, and Operations teams as the through-line for grants from beginning to end.
Kay is a longtime social justice advocate, former City Councilor, Housing Commissioner, and Grants Commissioner whose career has been at the confluence of government grants management, policymaking, and housing justice. She majored in Sociology at Oregon State University’s School of Public Policy with a minor in sustainable community development. She lives in Southern Oregon on the Northern California border but can often be found traveling with her partner and kiddo.
- LOVES: COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
- HATES: THE IRON CAGE OF BUREAUCRACY
- SUPER POWER: SYSTEMS THINKING