San Francisco

MFAC Public Managerial Excellence Awards

This event has evolved and grown over the last 28 years, but its purpose remains the same: to recognize and acknowledge exemplary job performance and leadership by San Francisco city employees. This year we are holding the awards ceremony in the spectacular rotunda in San Francisco City Hall, where the Honorable Gavin Newsom will present a select number of outstanding City employees with the distinguished Public Managerial Excellence Award.

San Francisco City Hall [map]
North Light Court
$75 per ticket
Every FridaySponsor added to website page for event
January 2Deadline for inclusion in the first round of publicity and media materials (SPUR Urbanist,, SF Business Times, magazine ads, press releases, event posters, etc.).
January 5Deadline for inclusion in print invitation
January 7Deadline for inclusion in 1st email invitation (deadline has been extended to Friday the 9th)
January 22Deadline for inclusion in the 2nd round of publicity and media materials (SPUR Urbanist,, SF Business Times, magazine ads, press releases, event posters, etc.).
February 1Deadline for inclusion of name and advertisements in printed program
February 1Deadline for inclusion in 2nd email invitation
February 10Deadline for inclusion on event signage
February 10Deadline for inclusion in event exhibit space and post-event publicity (SPUR Urbanist,, San Francisco Business Times, The Examiner)

Thank you to our 2009 MFAC Awards Sponsors


Chris Gruwell, President
Platinum Advisors




Academy of art





Backstrom McCarley Berry & Co., LLC
Blue Shield
CBRE Consulting
Port of San Francisco
San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Mart
Shorenstein Company LLC
Webcor Builders


Andy and Sara Barnes
Robert Kuo
Seifel Consulting, Inc.

Award winners


Tangerine Brigham, Deputy Director of Healthy San Francisco, Department of Public Health

Dan Kelly, Planning Director, Human Services Agency

Kevin Kone, Capital Finance Manager, San Francisco Airport Commission

California Academy of Sciences Rebuild Project Team of the Department of Public Works:
Edgar Lopez, Manager
Brook Mebrahtu, Project Manager II

Transit Effectiveness Project of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency:
Julie Kirschbaum, Program Manager
Britt Tanner, Acting Engineer
Sally Allen, Project Manager
Liz Garcia, Project Manager


Clare Murphy
, Executive Director, San Francisco Employee’s Retirement System



Teresa Caffese, Chief Attorney Office of the Public Defender

Joe Cheung, Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau of Construction Management, Department of Public Work

Elena Chiong, Controller, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agenc

John Fong, Project Manager, Third Street Light Rail Program, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agenc

John Funghi, Central Subway Program Manager, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agenc

Myrna Melgar, Director, Homeownership Programs, Mayor's Office of Housin

Paula Michael, Training Manager, 311 Customer Service Cente

Bernard Murphy, Manager I, EDP IT Security & Emergency Management, Department of Child Support Services

Allen Nance, Assistant Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Probation Departmeny

Mohammed Nuru
, Deputy Director of Operations, Department of Public Works

Masood Ordikhani, Deputy Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

Jean Roland, District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney

Henry Thompson, Assistant Deputy Airport Director, San Francisco Airport Commission

Dr. Bruce Topp, Ph.D., Public Safety Examinations Manager, Department of Human Resources

Bond Yee, Director of Parking and Traffic, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Bank of San Francisco
Leigh Phillips, Program Manager, Office of the Treasurer
David Augustine, Policy & Programs Manager, Office of the Treasurer

Capitol Planning Program
Brian Strong, Director of Capitol Planning Program, General Services Agency
Gary Hoy, City Architect, Department of Public Works
Adam Van de Water, Principal Administrative Analyst, General Services Agency
Fran Breeding, Senior Administrative Analyst, General Services Agency

Department of Building Inspection’s New Fee Schedule Team
Jeremy Hallisey, Assistant to the Director, Department of Building Inspection
Raymond R. Lui, Deputy Director & Plan Review Services Manager, Department of Building Inspection
Edward Sweeny, Deputy Director & Inspection Services Manager, Department of Building Inspection
Hemalatha Nekkanti, Supervisor of Management Information Services, Department of Building Inspection

Department on the Status of Women
Jill Tregor, Senior Policy Analyst for Domestic Violence Policies & Programs
Laura Marshall, Administrative Analyst

Eastern Neighborhoods Project
Ken Rich, Planner IV, City Planning
Sarah Dennis, Planner IV, City Planning

Food Service Waste Reduction Program, General Services Agency/ Department of the Environment
Olga Ryerson, Executive Assistant to City Administrator
Jack Macy, Commercial Recycling Coordinator
Alex Dmitriew, Commercial Recycling Assistant Coordinator
Robin Schidlowski, Commercial Recycling Associate

Green Business Program
Sushma Dhilipala, Toxics Reduction & Green Business Coordinator, Department of the Environment
Susan Tensfeldt, Water Conservation Inspector, Department of the Environment
Virginia St. Jean, Hazardous Materials Inspector, Department of Public Health

Human Resources Division Examination Unit
Jesusa Bushong, Director, San Francisco Fire Department
Dave Johnson, Principal Personal Analyst, San Francisco Fire Department
Michael Cerles, Senior Personal Analyst, San Francisco Fire Department
Doug Stoddard, Chief of Department, San Francisco Fire Department

Office of Language Services
Tomas Lee, Director, Office of Language Services, General Services Agency
Sally Leung, Office of Language Services Coordinator, General Services Agency

Professional Standards Unit
Officer Scott Edwards, Officer/Trainer, San Francisco Police Department
Lt. Anna G. Brown, Officer in Charge, San Francisco Police Department
Simeon Villaluna III, Principal Analyst, San Francisco Police Department
Wendy Leung, Senior Analyst, San Francisco Police Department

Transit Shelter Advertising Agreement of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Kerstin Magary, Senior Manager
Gail Stein, Manager, Property Contracts & Development



Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.