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Dawn Kamalanathan
Director of Planning & Capital Management, Recreation & Park Department, City & County of San Francisco


About Dawn

As Director of Planning and Capital Management for San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Dawn is responsible for the delivery of over $300 million in capital improvement projects across 3,000 acres of the city’s 220 parks and open spaces. Dawn has spent seven years building a broad and diverse coalition in support of investment in parks infrastructure  by creating business practices that emphasize transparency, accountability and public partnerships.  As a result, in 2014 San Francisco will develop its first new parks in over a decade — parks that will serve the city’s emerging neighborhoods.

Dawn has attended Bryn Mawr University, University of California Berkeley, as well as the University of Washington.

ILG Contributions

  • Community member of the week, sustainable communities learning network LinkedIn group

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