William A. Barnes

Board Chair

Andy Barnes has served on the Greenbelt Alliance Board of Directors since 2006.

He is Principal of Barnes and Company of San Francisco, providing advisory services on complex urban land-use matters. As an urbanist, Andy has led a number of major city-building projects in his career and some sizable land conservation initiatives as well. He specializes in large urban mixed-use development projects, often involving public/private ventures and sustainable development components. Andy utilizes his career experiences with numerous master-planned community projects to help build better places to live/work and more viable cities.

Andy also serves on the Board of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR), where he recently served as Chair. He has also served on the Advisory Board of the University of San Francisco’s McLaren Business School and the Yale University Real Estate Advisory Committee. Andy represents the Urban Land Institute on the Regional Planning Committee for the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Andy is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School, and is a former White House Fellow and German Marshall Fund Fellow. He received the Presidential Design Award in 1988 for his contribution to the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Avenue.

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