2016 Silver SPUR Awards: How Mark Buell Preserves Open Space For Future Generations
November 23, 2016


The 2016 Silver SPUR Awards, held on November 17, recognized four individuals whose achievements have made San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place to live and work.


Mark Buell is the current president of the Recreation and Parks Commission and chair of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Throughout his life, Buell has sought to ensure Bay Area parkland remains accessible and protected for future generations. His legacies include the $35 million restoration of Crissy Field, the Muir Woods Visitor Center and Cavallo Point. He has just been named Chairman of the Board at the Marin Community Foundation. For 35 years, Buell promoted economic development through public and private real estate development, serving as San Francisco’s Director of Economic Development and later as Director of the Emeryville Redevelopment Agency. Buell graduated from the University of San Francisco and is a decorated Vietnam veteran.


2016 Silver SPUR Awards: Mark Buell from SPUR on Vimeo.


Learn more about our other 2016 Silver SPUR honorees:

How Kimberly Bryant Creates Next-Gen Tech Leaders

How Ira Hirschfield Transforms Philanthropy to Benefit All

How Rose Pak Empowered a Community and Transformed the City

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