Workman Associates San Francisco is a public affairs consulting firm that helps development project participants achieve their goals through informed, balanced, comprehensive and strategic civic engagement practices.

Workman Associates San Francisco works on behalf of its clients to:

• Formulate and implement sound strategies to help move client projects to successful completion in a timely manner;

• Navigate complex city processes and protocol, including those related to San Francisco's Departments of Planning, Building Inspection, Recreation and Park and Public Works, as well as the Board of Supervisors and Office of the Mayor;

• Liaison with government staff, community groups, individual neighbors, elected officials and funders to cultivate support for clients' public and private projects;

• Outreach to neighborhood groups and community organizations to communicate project plans that serve both the client and the community;

• Facilitate meetings, workshops and community gatherings where projects are vetted and potential issues are resolved.

Dee Dee Workman is president of Workman Associates San Francisco. For over a decade Ms. Workman has worked closely with civic organizations, community leaders, property owners, merchants, real estate developers, foundations, legislators and city staff to craft sensible policies and programs that sustain San Francisco's natural and urban environment. Before launching her firm Ms. Workman was Executive Director of San Francisco Beautiful, a venerable community improvement institution, for eleven years. She has published numerous articles, opinion pieces and presentations related to San Francisco's special character that can be viewed at and

Ms. Workman currently serves as an appointee to the City's Community Challenge Grants Advisory Board, the Mayor's Open Space Task Force and the San Francisco PUC's Lake Merced Watershed Plan Advisory Committee. After founding the Lake Merced Task Force nearly 10 years ago, she continues to serve on its Steering Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Livable City.

San Francisco Tomorrow honored Ms. Workman with their Unsung Hero Award for leading the No New Billboards ballot campaign that won with over 79% of the vote. San Francisco Beautiful recently awarded her with their top honor, the Friedel Klussmann Award, for her work to restore Lake Merced.

Prior to her work with San Francisco Beautiful Ms. Workman directed healthcare agencies throughout the Bay Area for nearly 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) in Community Education from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her family.


Workman Associates San Francisco
3229 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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