About

 
 

About Us

 

Reclaim New York is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that empowers New Yorkers, through education and civic engagement, to reclaim ownership of their government.

We conduct training programs to clarify complex policy issues. We’ve created affordability tools that show families why financial stability is so difficult in our state. Our transparency project is launching a wave of citizen-driven oversight that is producing more responsive local governments.

To be clear, Reclaim New York is not a think tank – we’re on the ground and we’re building. We’re exposing the entrenched and broken governing class so New Yorkers can have a more affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.


Brandon Muir, Executive Director

Brandon Muir is the Executive Director of Reclaim New York. Reclaim is a non-profit organization that empowers New Yorkers through education and civic engagement, to reclaim ownership of their government. Muir joined the organization at its inception in 2014, leading initial policy research and building Reclaim’s core operations. He leveraged a background in management consulting and grassroots-outreach to mold complex policy issues into meaningful messages for citizens. In just three years Reclaim has grown into one of the largest grassroots organizations in New York.

Prior to living in New York, Muir worked for Deloitte Consulting on mission-to-workflow alignment, process-efficiency modeling, and change-implementation efforts at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the State Department. This experience instilled the belief that all actions can be measured – a core tenet to building Reclaim New York. During his time at Deloitte he also developed an independent practice with clients in the tech, retail, and non-profit sectors.

Muir began his career in civic education with the International Republican Institute in Washington, DC and Latin America. He supported and eventually managed voter engagement efforts, institution-building programs, and government transparency initiatives across Central and South America. Fluent in Spanish, he spent extensive time in-country managing daily programmatic activities and staff.

A former collegiate golfer, Brandon is frequently on the streets of Manhattan pursuing his passion for photography.


Grayson Logue, Development and Research Associate


Teri Brake, Director of Administration


Jadan Horyn, Communications Director


Jonathan Wiener, Senior Digital Director


Lexi Faunce, Media and Communications Associate


Rebecca Toscano, Podcast Manager


Domenick Cocchiara, Hudson Valley Regional Director


George Phillips, Southern Tier Regional Director


Louis Bertolotti, Outreach Manager


Michael Watt, Long Island Regional Director


Dan Branda, Policy Director


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Careers

 

Reclaim New York is currently hiring. If you’re passionate about making sure government works for all New Yorkers, and want to join a growing grassroots organization poised to help make that happen, drop us a line at careers@reclaimnewyork.org. We are looking for smart, engaged candidates to fill the following positions:

New York City Regional Director

Policy Analyst

Director of Grassroots Advocacy

Internships – Spring 2019

 

Reclaim New York is also looking for degree-seeking students who want to actively contribute to our organization during the Fall semester. If you’re passionate about making sure government works for all New Yorkers, and want to join a growing grassroots organization poised to help make that happen, drop us a line at careers@reclaimnewyork.org. We are looking for smart, engaged candidates to fill the following positions:

Affordability Policy Intern

Grassroots Intern

Communications Intern

Digital Intern

Development Intern

Graphic Design Intern

Executive Management Intern

Partners

 


Financials

The Reclaim New York Center for Government Reform & Accountability was founded in September 2013.

Reclaim New York is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that empowers citizens, through education and civic engagement, to make New York a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

2016 IRS 990 filing.



Board of Directors

Chairman, Director, and Treasurer Rebekah Mercer

Secretary, and Director, Jennifer Mercer

Director, Leonard Leo

Director, Brandon Muir

 

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