Running for: City Council, 39th Council District, Brooklyn
Year Running: September 2009 (Democratic Primary)
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Contact Info: Zuckerman2009@gmail.com
As the current Executive Director of the Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation (GCCDC) and Gowanus Canal Conservancy (GCC), Bob is implementing programs to encourage smart development along the Gowanus Canal corridor, helping area residents to access affordable housing, cleaning the Canal through environmentally sound strategies, and creating new parks along the waterfront.
Additionally, Bob proudly serves as President of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats (IND), a progressive Democratic club that builds coalitions with community organizations to encourage civic engagement.
Previously Bob served for over two years as Executive Director of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. During his time at the Chamber, Bob successfully doubled membership, started the Non-Profit and LGBT Committees, created "Out to Work: The LGBT Career Fair," and advocated on behalf of small businesses before the City Council.
Prior to these appointments, Bob was Executive Director of the New York Nightlife Association, a trade association representing the hospitality industry, and served as Assistant Director of Development for the LGBT Community Center in New York
Bob holds a Juris Doctorate from American University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Emory University.
He lives in Park Slope with his partner of 11 years, Grant Neumann, and their feline companions, Ozzie and Willie.