Eli Zigas manages SPUR’s work on urban agriculture, regional foodshed planning, and creating a vibrant, accessible food system in San Francisco.
Eli has spent several years managing non-profit programs; he most recently co-founded Cultivate SF, an organization that explored the feasibility of commercial urban farming in San Francisco. Before that, he was program manager for DC Vote, an education and advocacy non-profit organization in Washington, D.C. In that capacity, he managed foundation and direct-mail fundraising and assisted with outreach programs. Prior to working for DC Vote, Eli was the communications manager for the Udall Legacy Bus Tour, a cross-country biodiesel bus tour promoting public service on environmental and Native American issues.
A native of 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 currently serves as a co-coordinator of the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance.