Supervisor Myrna Melgar
Supervisor Myrna Melgar represents District 7, was elected District 7 Supervisor in November 2020. As Supervisor, she represents District 7’s diverse communities, including 40 distinct neighborhoods, among them West Portal, Westwood Park, Forest Hill, Parkmerced, Golden Gate Heights, Inner Sunset, St. Francis Woods, Miraloma, and Monterey Heights. Myrna is an urban planner, economic development and housing policy expert, and has served in City government in several different capacities. Myrna is committed to achieving progress that will allow all our City’s people -- including those who have been historically disadvantaged -- to flourish here. Committed to values of progress and equity, Myrna also prizes listening, collaboration, and a pragmatic focus on timely achievement of good results.
Myrna’s family immigrated to San Francisco from El Salvador when she was a child during the 1980s, fleeing that country’s civil war. As for so many others before and since, San Francisco provided Myrna’s family with refuge and economic opportunity. Myrna is fluent in English, Spanish and French, and speaks Swedish proficiently. She attended San Francisco State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a concentration in housing development from Columbia University.
Myrna formerly worked as the Executive Director of the Jamestown Community Center, Deputy Director of the Mission Economic Development Agency, Director of Homeownership Programs at the Mayor’s Office of Housing during the Newsom Administration, and served as President of the City Planning Commission and Vice President of the Building Inspection Commission. Her legislative priorities include reducing homelessness; increasing the availability of affordable housing and homeownership opportunities for San Franciscans; improving rent control protections for tenants; supporting small businesses, supporting the rights of workers, improving our public transportation infrastructure, reducing our city’s carbon footprint and expanding education opportunities for disadvantaged San Francisco youth and families. Myrna’s priorities also include improving the Westside’s access to senior services, pedestrian, bicycle and transportation improvements throughout District 7 and supporting the safety and resilience of neighborhoods and commercial corridors.
Myrna has also served on the Board of Directors of many San Francisco nonprofit human service organizations. When not working on community issues, Myrna enjoys gardening and cooking. She is a lover and supporter of the performing arts, plays the flute and renaissance recorders, loves classical and folk music and is a dedicated Samba dancer. Myrna, her husband Sean Donahue, and three daughters have made their home in Ingleside Terraces for the past decade.
- Elected November 03, 2020 for term January 08, 2021 to January 08, 2025
Board and Committee Assignments
- Member, Board of Supervisors
- Chair, Land Use and Transportation Committee
- Vice Chair, San Francisco County Transportation Authority
- Member, Treasure Island Mobility Management Agency
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