The Leadership of The Partnership and the Affiliates


Ben Beach

Legal Director
Oakland, California

Ben Beach is the Partnership’s Legal Director. He works with organizations and local governments in cities across the country in their efforts to transform local economies. This work includes advising and representing campaigns for community benefits and affordable housing and for high road approaches to critical local sectors like construction, waste and recycling, energy efficiency, and goods movement. Ben brings over a decade’s worth of experience as an advisor to community organizations and community-based campaigns for economic justice. He received his J.D. from NYU School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern public interest scholar. Ben lives in the Bay Area with his family and loves exploring the outdoors with his daughter.

Areas of Expertise: 
Community Benefits Agreements