October 24, 2016 Tim Colen

Breaking News: SFHAC Announces New Executive Director


Todd David

The Executive Committee of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) announced that, following an extensive search process, Todd David has been selected as the new Executive Director, replacing Tim Colen, who is stepping down after 11 years.

“We are truly pleased to announce Todd David as SFHAC’s next Executive Director. Todd has proven experience as a long-time neighborhood activist with a deep background in San Francisco politics, and political campaigns.  We look forward to him working with SFHAC’s terrific staff, and putting his skills to use addressing the City’s housing crisis”, says Joe Olla, Executive Committee Chair.

Among Mr. David’s many initiatives, he is currently the Political Director for Supervisor Scott Wiener’s California Senate campaign; Project Director for the Mission Cinema School; President of the Residents for Noe Valley Town Square; and is perhaps best known as the Co-Founder of the San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee.

Mr. David stated that, “I have always had a passion for neighborhood advocacy and want San Francisco to remain a place where families can thrive. Having lived in Noe Valley with my wife and three kids for almost 20 years gives me a perspective that will be useful.”

Todd will continue to focus his time and energy on Sup. Wiener’s campaign through the November 8th election and will formally begin his new position at SFHAC on Thursday, December 1st.

Retiring Executive Director Tim Colen said, “I have known Todd for many years. He is a good guy and a terrific choice. I know that all members of our amazing community will join me in welcoming Todd to SFHAC and are committed to helping him in the vital work of making San Francisco a pro-housing city.”

NOTE:  All media inquiries should sent to Tim Colen at tim@sfhac.org or (415) 541-9001

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Tim Colen

Tim is a Senior Advisor to SFHAC and the former Executive Director. His passions, in no particular order, include urban environmental issues, politics and baseball. A really cool future job would be comparative studies of cities around the world. He can be reached at tim@sfhac.org.

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