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Rafael Mandelman

Steve Ngo

Rafael Mandelman was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2012.  A practicing attorney with the firm of Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP, Trustee Mandelman primarily represents local governments and nonprofit housing developers in matters related to land use, real estate, economic development and affordable housing.  

Trustee Mandelman has been active on a variety of public and nonprofit boards, having served as a commissioner on San Francisco’s Building Inspection Commission and Board of Appeals, a member of the Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council and past president of the Board of Directors of Livable City.  He currently serves as Board Co-Chair at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.  A past president of the Noe Valley and Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Clubs, Trustee Mandelman has been an elected member of the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee since 2006.

Trustee Mandelman grew up in San Francisco, attending Lick-Wilmerding High School prior to earning a B.A. in History from Yale College, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.  

Having assumed office at a challenging time for the College, Trustee Mandelman is confident in the institution’s capacity to survive and thrive in the years to come.  He welcomes comments, feedback and suggestions at rmandelman@ccsf.edu.