Jamal Cool was born in San Francisco’s Western Addition and grew up in the Castro. As a proud San Franciscan and Castro resident, his goal in joining the CBD is to help ensure the Castro remains the vibrant, forward-looking and inclusive neighborhood in which he grew up – a neighborhood sensitive to the needs of all those who reside within it.
Brian Gougherty works for a non-profit, lives on Collingwood Street, helps with the gardens at Harvey Milk Plaza, and bikes the entire length of the CBD every day.
Alex Harken has been a resident of the district for over six years and is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is also on the Board of the LGBT Center of SF and the Audit Committee Chairman of the Horizons Foundation.
Alan Lau is a property owner in the district whose family has lived and worked in the Castro for more than 55 years. He has a background in technology, volunteering for non-profits and property management, and his goal is to improve the experience of living, visiting and working in the district.
Jim Laufenberg has been a property owner and resident in the area since 1990 and works within the district at Coldwell Banker.
Pat Sahagun is a native San Franciscan who is also a Castro small business owner of 35 plus years.