Joaquin TorresDeputy Director at the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Joaquin Torres is the Deputy Director at the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development where he leads Mayor Lee’s Invest In Neighborhoods Initiative leveraging city resources across city departments to maximize positive economic and social impact in our neighborhoods. He is the President of the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission overseeing the historic rehabilitation re-envisioning of public housing. Joaquín also serves on the board of SPUR and the Board of Trustees for A.C.T. (American Conservatory Theatre). Prior to these appointments, Joaquin served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS) under Mayor Edwin M. Lee. Under former Mayor Gavin Newsom, Joaquin served as the Liaison to the Latino and American Indian communities and to districts nine and eleven. Joaquin is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in the Outer Mission.