Quinn Brady

Position: Project Director, Uplift Central Coast

Quinn Brady serves as Project Director for Uplift Central Coast — a six-county coalition that encompasses Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties — convened by three economic development agencies; REACH, Economic Development Collaborative (EDC), and Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP),  implementing California Jobs Frist planning and implementation funding across the region. Uplift is powered by Central Coast residents working together toward a shared vision of a sustainable, diverse, inclusive economy built by and for the region’s residents. Quinn has extensive community organizing experience, including as co-chair of a successful $349 million school bond effort, a founding board member of SLO County UndocuSupport, and years of work in climate action, racial justice, policy advocacy, campaign management, and non-profit development. Quinn is dedicated to fostering belonging in communities through collaboration, big conversations, and equitable solutions.