The newly formed Civic Center Community Benefit District (CBD) announced the hiring of Donald W. Savoie as its Executive Director.
Savoie has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, event planning and communications. He has worked with various types of nonprofit organizations, such as chambers of commerce, cultural institutions, arts organizations, AIDS-service organizations, environmental coalitions, and alumni groups.
As the former executive director of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Savoie worked with City leaders on establishing two business improvement districts. In his most recent position with the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, Savoie has worked with designers in graphics and affiliated fields in the greater Bay Area.
David Harrison, chair of the CBD’s interim board of directors, said “We’re pleased to welcome Don as our Executive Director, and look forward to his leadership as the CBD works to fulfill its mission of improving the level of cleanliness and safety for the Civic Center area’s many residents, workers, and visitors.”
Mayor Edwin M. Lee stated, “The creation of the new Civic Center CBD will help deliver a cleaner, safer and more vibrant Civic Center for all San Franciscans, and I look forward to working with Mr. Savoie, residents and businesses as we revitalize and invest in this important neighborhood.”
Services are anticipated to commence February, 2012.
ABOUT THE CIVIC CENTER COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICT:
San Francisco’s Civic Center area is home to some of its most important public buildings, cultural institutions, and public spaces. The Civic Center CBD is a special assessment district formed in 2011 following approval by a weighted majority of property owners in the district. Go to www.sfciviccentercbd.org for more information.