New Leadership for the SF LGBT Center Board

After four and a half years leading the Board of the LGBT Community Center, I stepped down as of the end of June (two and a half years later than I had originally intended). Sally Jesmonth, who co-chaired this year’s Soiree, has stepped up to lead the Board as co-Chair, and she will be joined by Nicholas Gonzalez this month.

It has been an incredible honor to be able to help lead such an important community institution through our recent building renovation, and it is incredibly satisfying to be able to pass our Board leadership into such capable hands. Having laid the foundation for the Center’s ongoing financial stability, the Board will be thinking hard over the next months about how the Center can best meet the community’s needs in the years ahead. It should be an exciting conversation.

Rafael Mandelman is a Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland. He has served as a member of the City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees since 2013, and was a longtime Chair of the Board of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

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