Retired; former Controller, City and County of San Francisco (1991-2008), former General Manager San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (2008-2012)
San Francisco Director
Ed Harrington was Controller for the City and County of San Francisco from 1991 to 2008 and the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission from 2008 to 2012. During that time he was also the President of the Government Finance Officers Association and a member of the Financial Accounting Foundation Board.
Since his retirement Ed has worked extensively with governmental and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the San Francisco Port Commission. He is on the board of the national Children’s Funding Project and is an adviser to California’s Funding the Next Generation. He was the treasurer of SPUR and Greenpeace International for a number of years. Ed also taught at the University of San Francisco in the Masters in Urban and Public Affairs program from 2015 to 2022. Ed is an advisor to the WaterNow Alliance, an organization of elected and appointed officials who oversee local utility agencies, focusing on financing green distributed water and wastewater infrastructure.