Councilor Jean Bradley Derenoncourt
Brockton City Clerk’s Office
Brockton City Hall
45 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Jean Bradley Derenoncourt was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and spent his childhood on the Haitian island of La Gonave. After the devastating earthquake in 2010, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Brockton.
He learned to speak English through an ESL program at the Brockton Public Library and earned his GED through Training Resources of America in Brockton. He then enrolled at Massasoit Community College, where he was a Commonwealth Honors Scholar, President of the International Touch Club, Student Senator, and elected Student Trustee.
He earned his Associates Degree and a Certificate in Criminal Justice. In 2015, he received the Green Key Award, the school’s highest honor, for his civic engagement and unselfish service both to Massasoit and to the greater community.
In 2016 he graduated with Distinction from Suffolk University.
In his short time in the United States, Jean Bradley has done significant public service work for the City of Brockton and the Commonwealth. He worked as an intern for former Mayor Linda Balzotti, and as an intern in the Constituent Services office for former Governor Deval Patrick. He currently serves as a staff member for State Senator Michael D. Brady of Brockton as director of Constituent Services.
Jean Bradley was instrumental in the campaign for earned sick time for workers in the Commonwealth in his position as Regional Field Director for Raise Up Massachusetts. He also served as an organizer for the Coalition for Social Justice and a member of the Board of Trustees at Brockton Public Library.
Jean Bradley is fluent in four languages: French, Haitian-Creole, American Sign Language, and English.
In 2016, Jean Bradley became a United States Citizen. In November, 2017, he became the first Haitian-American man elected to public office in the Commonwealth.