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Shekeria Brown

South Florida Community Development Coalition
Executive Director
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Shekeria Brown is the Executive Director of South Florida Community Development Coalition, Inc. (SFCDC). She has spent most of her 14 year career in south Florida as an urban planner, practitioner and consultant focused on affordable housing, community and economic development.

With extensive experience in grants compliance, she has administered over $100 million in state and federal grant funding allocated to local government for various community development projects. She has led the development of numerous strategic plans for community development investment.

In her current role, 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/partnerships 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, where her concentration was 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.