Parks Policy Council

Parks Alliance Governance Model  |   Park policy that represents you

SFPA's approach to developing public park policy positions will be nimble, data-driven, collaborative, and informed by input from a Parks Policy Council (PPC) comprised of representatives from each San Francisco district. Formed in 2012, the PPC crafts policy positions and employs advocacy tools to further our mission. It will be broadly inclusive of neighborhood park groups, community leaders, and park activists. This Committee will develop advocacy and policy directions on issues presented to them by PPC members, SFPA staff, the public, and City agencies, and act as the link to a broader audience of grass-roots park advocates, park groups, and the general public by providing opportunities for facilitated discussions. The Committee will provide the SFPA Executive Director, SFPA staff, and the Board of Directors grounded opinions on policy issues and advocacy priorities. The SFPA Board of Directors will decide positions on significant issues of city-wide importance and long-term impact. The SFPA Executive Director and Director of Policy & Stewardship will guide advocacy interactions with city land managers on day-to-day matters as well as implement adopted policies and practices.

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Parks Policy Council 

Aaron Pope
Amy Wolfrom
Andrea Nelson 
Andrew Dennis
Angelica Rocha
Bear Silber
Bonnie Preston  
Carrie Sisto
Joe Blanco 
Katie Angotti
Lainie Motamedi
Lawrence Cuevas
Lee Anne Weldon
Linda S. Litehiser
Melanie Sengupta
Sheila Gropper Nelson
Susan Ryan
Zahra Kelly