Tommy draws on his experience in community engagement, data analysis and democratization, and public policy to support equitable and inclusive urban development.
Prior to joining HR&A, Tommy worked on several civic engagement tools and programs at the New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP). He evaluated the outputs and trends of the Community Districts Needs Statements and Community Board Budget Requests and presented key policy issues to senior leadership at City Hall and city agencies to inform decision-making. He also designed and led the engagement strategy for land use applicants in compliance with legislatively mandated Racial Equity Reports and use of the Equitable Development Data Explorer.
Previously, Tommy worked as a Project Associate at Hester Street where he co-authored Building Community Control in NYC, a report outlining recommendations for more innovative funding and financing solutions in conjunction with New York City’s Capital Grants Program.
Tommy holds a Masters in Urban Planning from New York University and a Bachelors in Construction Management from the University of Florida.