Francesca Vietor

Program Director, Environment, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement


Francesca Vietor, Program Director, Environment, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement at The San Francisco Foundation, focusing on efforts to improve the environmental health of vulnerable communities, build resilience in the face of the changing climate, and tackle economic inequality and wealth disparity in the Bay Area. Francesca is also a Commissioner on the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, where she leads policymaking for the City and County of San Francisco’s water, wastewater, and municipal power services. Before that, she was Executive Director of the Chez Panisse Foundation, where she advanced nutrition education and food justice issues. Previously, she was President of the Urban Forest Council, President of the Commission on the Environment, and the Chair of Mayor Newsom’s Environmental Transition Team. She has worked for several non-profits, including Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace, and she serves on the boards of SPUR and Environmental Working Group. Francesca holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Georgetown University and she pens a blog for The Huffington Post.