Brandy Grant has been confirmed as the The Seattle Community Police Commission’s (CPC) permanent executive director. The CPC voted to appoint her to the position in February, and she was confirmed by City Council on March 15.
Brandy had served as the interim Executive Director of the CPC since August 2020. Prior to that she was a CPC commissioner. Brandy holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and has worked as a non-profit management professional for close to twenty years. She spent much of the last seven years developing public health programming that led to learning with community leaders, people with lived experience, representatives from public health, the legal and justice system, health care, and others to work to prevent more lives being affected by and lost to gun violence.
After Brandy was appointed to the position by the CPC, she and the co-chairs said:
“I am incredibly honored by this opportunity. At this critical time in police accountability, our commission has the ability and duty to make sure that we are leveraging the community’s ideas, experience, and expertise. I’m confident that by doing this, we can build toward a public safety system that our community can have faith in.”Brandy Grant
“In our first major action as Co-chairs we are pleased to have presided over the selection of Brandy Grant as Executive Director for the CPC. Brandy brings the leadership, experience and deep community connections that will serve the CPC in fulfilling our mission to ensure that the Community voice is centered in the accountability system in Seattle.”Erin Goodman and La Rond Baker, CPC co-chairs
While the CPC is led by our commissioners, the Executive Director plays a crucial role in commission leadership, staff management, and implementation of the community’s police accountability priorities. Under the landmark 2017 Accountability Ordinance, the CPC Executive Director is appointed for a six-year term.