The Eagle reports that the Brooklyn Heights Association has named Park Slope resident Peter L. Bray its new executive director effective September 1. He will replace Judy Stanton, the BHA’s first executive director, who is retiring August 31 after many years’ service.
Mr. Bray previously served as executive director of the New York City Financial Network Action Consortium, an organization he founded to expand financial services to disadvantaged communities. He is a trustee of the Park Slope Civic Council and has played an important role in its successful efforts to expand the Park Slope Historic District. According to the Eagle story, this involved his
undertaking an extraordinary effort of planning, coalition-building and relentless advocacy that he will bring to his BHA role.
He has also, as the Eagle reports,
currently spearheading efforts on behalf of a coalition [including the BHA] of Brooklyn brownstone neighborhoods to modify a citywide rezoning proposal that threatens to undo years of efforts by civic organizations to preserve the livable and historic nature of communities in Brooklyn and throughout the city.