Director of Strategic Partnerships at SF Office of the Mayor
Colin Lacon is currently the Mayor’s Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mayor Ed Lee in the City and County of San Francisco. His responsibility includes creating, coordinating, and facilitating public/private partnerships for the benefit of the residents of San Francisco. He serves as the primary point of contact to support the public and private sectors working effectively together and convenes stakeholders across sectors for greater understanding of mutual interests and recognizing new opportunities for partnership.
Previously, Mr. Lacon served for ten years as the President and CEO of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG). NCG is a Regional Association of Grantmakers with approximately 200 member organizations and individuals, working to support and strengthen its members and promote effective philanthropy in the region. Mr. Lacon served for six years as Senior Program Officer for the Strengthening Communities Program at the Stuart Foundation. He has also held several positions in local government for the City of Oakland. They include: Director of Strategic Grants Management in the Office of the City Manager; Assistant Director for the Mayor’s Office of Drugs and Crime; and Assistant to the Mayor for Economic and Community Development. Mr. Lacon also worked as a Legislative Analyst for the California State Legislature.
Mr. Lacon holds a Master of Science in Financial Management and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Policy Analysis from Cornell University. Mr. Lacon is a professional instructor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.”
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