Mayor Ed Lee swore in several new appointments and reappointments to The City's boards and commissions today in a ceremony at City Hall.
New members were added to the Aging & Adult Services Commission, Entertainment Commission, HIV Health Services Planning Council, Library Commission, the Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors, Police Commission, Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors, and the Youth Council of the Workforce Investment Board.
Lee announced his nominations
to four of the government bodies in June. Among them was Sonia Melara, who previously served on the Health Commission and was sworn in today on the Police Commission. Melara is the executive director of Rally Family Visitation Services at St. Francis Memorial Hospital and co-founded La Casa De Las Madres, a San Francisco-based shelter for victims of domestic violence.
Melara's appointment was shadowed by a recent shakeup of the Police Commission, during which former commissioner Angela Chan was ousted and replaced with mayor-backed candidate Victor Hwang.
Former planning commissioner Gwyneth Borden, another Lee nominee, was appointed to the board of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency.
The full list of appointments and reappointments is below. An asterisk represents a new appointment.
Aging & Adult Services Commission
*Kaushik Roy, commissioner
Asian Art Commission
David Y Lei, commissioner
Board of Appeals
Ann Lazarus, president
*Liam F. Frost, commissioner
Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority Board of Directors
*Zoon Nguyen, member
HIV Health Services Planning Council
*Kimberly Gilgenberg-Castillo, council member
*Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, commissioner
*Zoe Dunning, commissioner
Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors
*Gwyneth Borden, member
John Rahiam, member
Robert Muscat, member
*Sonia E. Melara, commissioner
Leslie Katz, president
William E. Adams, vice president
Recreation & Park Commission
Maggie Wei, commissioner
Mark Buell, president
Treasure Island Development Authority Board of Directors
*Dr. Thomas J. Aragon
Larry Mazzola, Jr., vice president
Linda Richardson, president
Workforce Investment Board
Youth Council of the Workforce Investment Board