The 2019 Good Government Awards, held on March 6, recognized outstanding job performance of those serving the City and County of San Francisco.
Establishing a new city department is a challenge on many levels, especially when the department addresses a pressing social crisis like homelessness. In a short amount of time, Gigi Whitley has built this new department from the ground up, establishing finance and HR systems and procedures, hiring staff and developing new, more useful benchmarks and metrics — all while also overseeing the day-to-day operations of this crucial department in a time of great challenge and stress. Gigi and her team persevered through these challenges and created tools and systems that are radically transforming how San Francisco approaches homelessness.
2019 winners also include: