CEC Staff

Benjamin Solotaire

Benjamin Solotaire, Community Board Advisor for the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, is long time Brooklyn resident living all around the Gowanus Canal. After a career in theater and event production Benjamin moved into public service after serving as an intern to Council Member Gale Brewer. His first job was with then Council Member Stephen Levin, D33 in Brooklyn. He served as his Community Liaison and Director of Participatory Budgeting for 6 years. He was a candidate for the District 33 Council seat when CM Levin was term limited. He is also active with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Public Works (a project of the Public Theater), and the Parole Prep Project. He has two grown children, Anya and Matthew.