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Bradford Swing


Bradford Swing


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Urban Scholar


2003 - 2004

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Rappaport Urban Fellowship provides elected and appointed officials from Great Boston with full-tuition scholarships to attend the Kennedy School of Government's Master's in Public Administration program.

Bradford Swing has served the City of Boston for almost 30 years. Swing is currently the Director of Energy Policy and Programs, City of Boston, Office of the Mayor, Environment, Energy & Open Space. Before coming to the Kennedy School as a mid-career MPA student in 2003 he was a Special Assistant to the Mayor’s Office of Environmental Services in Boston from 1995-2003. He was also a Litigation Associate for Foley, Hoag, and Eliot from 1989-1995 and a Law Clerk for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts from 1988-1989. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and a BA in history and music from Oberlin College in 1983.

Brad developed the Renew Boston Program and the Renew Boston Trust to make Boston cleaner, greener, and safer for everyone. The Renew Boston Trust improves the energy efficiency of City‐owned buildings without adding to the community’s tax burden as it is a completely self‐financed trust. Brad Swing has essentially built Boston’s energy program from the ground up, and his entire career with the city has been devoted to this massive, but necessary task.

The Renew Boston Program allowed the city to allocate funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to support retrofits for energy efficiency in low‐income households and small businesses, further ensuring lower cost energy for all Bostonians. This program also partnered with Boston Public Schools, making a true investment in Boston’s future by giving students learning environments in greener buildings and cleaner air outside for playing.