Food and Agriculture Policy Director
Food and Agriculture program, including regional food systems, food access and urban agriculture
Staff Department: Policy
Eli Zigas directs SPUR’s work on urban agriculture, regional foodshed planning and creating a vibrant, accessible food system in the Bay Area.
Since launching SPUR's food and agriculture program in 2011, he has been lead author on SPUR reports examining: city support for urban agriculture, the benefits of a local food economy and improving access to healthy food. Prior to working at SPUR, Eli was program manager for DC Vote, an education and advocacy nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. Eli made his way to San Francisco via Iowa, where he earned his B.A. in policy studies from Grinnell College. He is an active member of the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance.