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Colin Lacon

Office of the Mayor, City and County of San Francisco
Director of Strategic Partnerships
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.