My experience



As the first local boy working for Marin Clean Energy, I've been an essential part of changing the way we source and deliver energy in Richmond and around the Bay Area.  I'm proud of my work with MCE, as it's allowed me to talk with people from all over Richmond and the greater bay area about what green energy really means. 



Serving on the coordinating council helped me to understand the power of forging greater connections between our many diverse communities.  We are a large city geographically, a diverse city culturally.  We will do better as a city if we support each other and celebrate the unique assets of all our different neighborhoods.  



You may not know it, but I've been supporting you and your concerns for six years already.  I was appointed to the Richmond Planning Commission in 2010 by then Mayor, Gayle McLaughlin.  I remember my first day on that dais. My family showed up to cheer me on, and our first order of real business was the approval of a taco truck, which was met with much discussion.  I love the work I have done on the Planning Commission, from large scale efforts like pulling together a purposeful Community Plan to smaller endeavors like bringing more sandwiches and taco trucks to our city.  

Boards and Commissions Leadership institute

Our voices matter

As a board member of Urban Habitat and a former fellow of their Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, I am committed to diversifying the face of leadership in the Bay Area! The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute is a program of Urban Habitat, a non-profit that works to democratize power and advance equitable policies to create a just and connected Bay Area for low-income communities and communities of color. I'm proud of my work with the BCLI, both as a fellow, where I learned to make decisions on many issues including community planning, governance and advocacy; and as a board member where I'm helping to select and foster leaders from low income and communities of color who will lend their voices and their concerns to city and non-profit leadership across the Bay Area.