Bryan Fenstermaker serves as the Executive Director for Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation which has a dual mission as both a non-profit real estate development/management company and a public space maintenance and enhancement organization. Prior to the appointment, he spent six and a half years working at The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation in West Philadelphia. As a Vice President, his role included the implementation of economic development activities for residents and commercial corridors. He worked with residents to address food access and job issues through the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises and the West Philly Foods Community Supported Agriculture program. Bryan managed the development of the Community Leaders program which provided trainings and opportunities for Philadelphia residents. In 2015 the Community Leaders program was recognized as a national model for community engagement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Bryan participated in large scale physical space improvement projects which include the development of parks, an urban farm and a number of neighborhood greening initiatives. Bryan oversaw the community based planning process and completion of the 2016 Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan.
As part of his work Bryan serves as a board member of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations. Bryan is the Chair of the Membership & Governance Committee for the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council. He was appointed to the council in 2013.
Bryan received his B.A in Political Science and History from the University of Connecticut and graduate degrees in City and Regional Planning and Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA.
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