Anthony Jones is the Bright Community Trust, Inc. CEO and President. He is a tireless advocate for public policy in conjunction with community revitalization through affordable housing and land stewardship. Previously, Anthony served in dual roles as the Director of Community Development for Pinellas County, Florida and the Executive Director of the Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County where he managed housing and neighborhood initiatives. As a public policy advocate, Anthony’s department planned, developed, and implemented neighborhood revitalization, community improvement and housing policy strategies as well as activities that promoted home ownership and rental housing opportunities. Under his leadership, Pinellas County’s programs won national awards. As founding director of Tampa Bay Harvest and the HomeBuyers Club of Tampa Bay, Anthony has also served as a board member of the Pinellas County AIDS Coalition and the Mustard Seed Inn. He is also a director of the Pinellas Community Housing Foundation and is active in the Low-Income Housing Leadership Network.
Anthony understands the close tie between housing and employment; he joined the PolicyWorks Board where he brings his knowledge and experience. Anthony also serves on the Administrative team. His long experience in working with both individuals and communities is extremely helpful to the board as we work to help young people and others with disabilities build independent lives in the community.