Jonathan M. Cabral, AICP
Director, The Connecticut Project
As a Director at The Connecticut Project, Jon works to empower our communities and neighbors by working closely with residents, partners, and policymakers.
Prior to joining The Connecticut Project, Jon worked at the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority where he investigated the intersection of housing policy, planning, and economics. During his tenure at the Authority, Jon worked with a variety of partners in developing and managing affordable housing and community development initiatives. Jon is a certified planner, an Adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University, and a Visiting Lecturer at Trinity College.
Why do you do the work?
I want to see our communities thrive. Throughout my career I’ve witnessed how smart, targeted planning and investment can result in building strong vibrant neighborhoods and resilient communities.
What are some specific places or things you love in Connecticut?
I was born and raised in Connecticut. I truly didn’t fully appreciate how wonderful a place it is until I got to explore the world on my own. Connecticut is an incredibly diverse place where you can experience different foods, culture, and festivities from all around the world. I love Hartford. I love Monday night jazz during the summer at Bushnell Park, meeting up with friends at Parkville Market, and exploring the various cultural festivals and parades throughout the year.