San Francisco Environment Department

Eddie Ahn (President)

Eddie Ahn is the executive director of Brightline Defense, a public policy and legal nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities and sustainable environments. Brightline's environmental justice work includes promoting renewable energy for low-income and mid-income households as well as good-paying jobs for local underemployed and historically marginalized communities. Prior to being a nonprofit attorney, he was an AmeriCorps member, serving as an afterschool programmer in Oakland’s Chinatown. While working toward his law degree, he continued to teach art and public speaking workshops for youth and worked on civil justice and environmental issues for the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Sacramento. His workforce development expertise and analysis of federal constitutional law has also assisted multiple municipalities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

On October 4, 2017, Eddie was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to the San Francisco Commission on the Environment.  He also serves on the board of Mission Housing Development Corporation, one of the largest nonprofit developers in San Francisco.

Eddie has received his J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. from Brown University. He is also a member of the California State Bar.

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Term: March 26, 2019 – March 25, 2023
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