SPUR’s 32nd annual Good Government Awards, held March 19, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.
This year, SPUR honored Ed Harrington with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the City and County of San Francisco, including unparalleled fiscal leadership and managerial excellence through five mayoral administrations. Harrington currently serves as the general manager of the San Francisco Public Utility Commission, a regional utility that delivers water to 2.5 million Bay Area customers, collects and treats wastewater and storm water, and provides hydroelectric and other renewable power resources for San Francisco municipal customers. From 1991 to 2008, Harrington served as San Francisco’s controller, where he administered San Francisco's $6.1 billion budget. Before becoming controller, he worked with the SFPUC, the Municipal Railway, the Water Department and the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System.
Watch our video about Ed's work: