Juliet Ellis is the Assistant General Manager for External Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Her background and wealth of experience eminently suit her role in managing our local, state and federal legislative activities, public and media communications. She is coordinating the agency’s upcoming sustainability projects and groundbreaking community benefits program.
She has years of involvement with community outreach and has managed multi-million dollar projects that benefit under-served communities and businesses throughout the Bay Area. Juliet has a strong record of bringing government, non-profits and communities together for positive change. As Executive Director of the Urban Habitat program she successfully transitioned this San Francisco based non-profit organization into a $2 million national leader, using creative solutions to bring constructive outcomes in environmental, economic, and social justice issues for low-income communities of color in the Bay Area.
Some of her multi-million dollar initiatives collaborated with labor, community groups, the City of Richmond, and other policy makers on local hiring, public transit, and housing development, and land use potentials, to create business and employment opportunities for residents.
Juliet received her Masters of Science in Business Administration at San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Environmental and Urban Studies. She has been a Commissioner of SFPUC and served on numerous other national, regional and local boards and committees, including the Oakland Homeless and Low-Income Taskforce, the San Francisco Asset Building Initiative, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Transit Sustainability Project, and the Alameda County Public Health Disparities Taskforce. She’s currently a member of the President’s White House Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Environment and Climate Change Taskforce.