The Fort Greene resident is no stranger to being involved in his community. From 2005 to 2007, he chaired the Fort Greene Association. He also chaired the Fort Greene Park Conservancy’s Halloween Festival Committee for eight years.
But as the leader of a business improvement district (BID) in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill, Kellogg said the role has been nothing short of exhilarating.
“I came from the corporate world of advertising and marketing,” he said. “To be able to do work in my community and have a positive impact over the past 10 years where I live has been really, really fulfilling.”
FAB FULTON has helped create and manage new public spaces, making the area more pedestrian friendly. It has also improved the look and feel of Fulton Street by cleaning it up and making it more welcoming, Kellogg said.
“They’re great business people,” he said. “We can’t run their business, that’s up to them, we just try to do everything we can to help make it possible for them to thrive.”
In February, Kellogg will step down as executive director of FAB FULTON. His next steps are “to be determined,” and the next few months will be dedicated to transitioning.
“We’ve got to find my successor to take the organization into the next 10 years,” he said.
Kellogg said after the transition, he will take a break and think about what he wants to do and focus on.
“But I’m pretty sure it’s going to be doing more work right here in our community,” he said.
In the meantime, Kellogg has a message for residents.
“I encourage everyone to shop your small businesses, wherever you’re at,” he said.