Chad Purkey

Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District

As Executive Director of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Business Improvement District (BID), Chad leads the organization’s efforts in caring for Myrtle Avenue’s public space, supporting its business community, producing local events, and bringing resources to Myrtle Avenue and its community members. After joining the Myrtle Avenue team in 2011, Chad has managed various aspects of the organizations work, including its historic preservation programs and local economic development efforts, prior to stepping into the executive role in early 2019. Chad holds a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a B.F.A. in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD).