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Robin Snyderman

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Metropolitan Policy Program

Robin Snyderman has been providing leadership in the housing and community development arena for more than 25 years. Currently a Non Resident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, Robin is also a Founder and Principal with the new “collaborative management” and consulting firm, BRicK Partners, LLC.

BRicK Partners has supported a number of local and national trailblazers in the public and private sector, building capacity, collaboration and community. Clients have included Illinois’ Attorney General, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and North West Suburban Housing Collaborative, Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Milwaukee’s Near West Side Partners and the Kansas City’s Mid America Regional Council.

A native of the Chicago area, Robin oversaw the housing and community development work of Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) for 15 years, managing the launch and growth of several nationally recognized efforts and promoting regional collaborations in the areas of interjurisdictional municipal coordination, employer-assisted housing, public housing reform and local, state and federal policy innovation.

Prior to her work at MPC, Robin worked for 10 years with San Francisco's Mission Housing Development Corporation, where she shaped its supportive housing strategy, transforming four troubled Single Room Occupancy Hotels into vibrant housing communities with effective service strategies and active tenant leadership.

Robin is a founding member of the Governor’s Housing Task Force, in Illinois, and a board member of the Illinois Housing Council, Heartland Housing, and the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority. Robin completed terms of service for the City of Evanston's Housing Commission, for the affordable housing committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank, and as faculty at Northwestern University's Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration Program. She received her B.A. in philosophy and history from the Colorado College, is a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, and a graduate of Harvard University's Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Robin Snyderman has been providing leadership in the housing and community development arena for more than 25 years. Currently a Non Resident Senior Fellow with the Brookings Institution, Robin is also a Founder and Principal with the new “collaborative management” and consulting firm, BRicK Partners, LLC.

BRicK Partners has supported a number of local and national trailblazers in the public and private sector, building capacity, collaboration and community. Clients have included Illinois’ Attorney General, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and North West Suburban Housing Collaborative, Cook County’s Bureau of Economic Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Milwaukee’s Near West Side Partners and the Kansas City’s Mid America Regional Council.

A native of the Chicago area, Robin oversaw the housing and community development work of Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) for 15 years, managing the launch and growth of several nationally recognized efforts and promoting regional collaborations in the areas of interjurisdictional municipal coordination, employer-assisted housing, public housing reform and local, state and federal policy innovation.

Prior to her work at MPC, Robin worked for 10 years with San Francisco’s Mission Housing Development Corporation, where she shaped its supportive housing strategy, transforming four troubled Single Room Occupancy Hotels into vibrant housing communities with effective service strategies and active tenant leadership.

Robin is a founding member of the Governor’s Housing Task Force, in Illinois, and a board member of the Illinois Housing Council, Heartland Housing, and the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority. Robin completed terms of service for the City of Evanston’s Housing Commission, for the affordable housing committee of the Federal Home Loan Bank, and as faculty at Northwestern University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration Program. She received her B.A. in philosophy and history from the Colorado College, is a Fellow of Leadership Greater Chicago, and a graduate of Harvard University’s Executive Education Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

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