Patrick McDonnell | Education Curator and South Elm Projects Coordinator (2015)
Patrick McDonnell has worked in government, nonprofit, and start-ups and has a breadth of understanding about how to navigate the different sectors of city building. He holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Elsewhere he worked at Dallas City Hall as an Urban Designer for a year, and freelanced for two years consulting on creative placing making projects and youth education programs with nonprofits in the Dallas area. In 2012, Patrick was named to the Next City Vanguard class as one of 40 under 40 urban leaders in the county. He serves on the Association for Community Design board (2012-present), including a term as President from 2013-2014. As South Elm Projects Coordinator, he works closely with Elsewhere’s curators to launch and oversee the call for South Elm artist portfolios, articulate public place-making practices as well as expand relationships with local community stakeholders, businesses and partners.