Executive Director Myrna Melgar Receives Local Government Award from The American Institute of Architects

In what has been a milestone year for The Jamestown Community Center, the accolades and recognition from the community continue with AISAF selecting our Executive Director Myrna Melgar, as the recipient of a Local Government Award for 2018.

Aside from her work at Jamestown, Myrna is Vice President of the San Francisco City Planning Commission. She also served three terms in the City's Building Inspection Commission, including one as Vice President, and served the Mayor’s Office of Housing Director of Homeownership Programs during the Newsom administration.

Throughout her career, Myrna has been a champion for Latinos and low income residents, designing and managing homeownership and building rehabilitation programs for low and moderate income San Franciscans. At Jamestown she continues to be an advocate by backing programs that help strengthen the Mission District families, youth and community.

“It is an honor to be recognized by an organization like AIASF,” said Melgar. “I hope to continue advancing the work of Jamestown and uplifting other members of the community, especially women, Latinos and low income folks to seek leadership opportunities and become more civically engaged.”

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AIA San Francisco Community Alliance Awards honors the individuals, firms, and organizations whose work shape the character and quality of life in the Bay Area through design excellence. The Local Government Award recognizes an elected or appointed organization or individual, who contributes to the development of laws, policies, or initiatives promoting excellence in architecture.

“This year’s honorees represent the diversity of focus and commitment that makes our city a model for community-driven impact,” said AIASF Executive Director Jennifer Jones, CAE, IOM. Melgar joins two other recipients for this award, Sarah Minick of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and John Dennis of San Francisco Public Works.