Tom Temprano was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2016. As Trustee his top priorities are to create a common sense budget that prioritizes getting resources into our classrooms, to get San Francisco students into City College by rebuilding the relationship with the San Francisco Unified School District and to ensure that City College has the classes and programs that students want and need to be successful.
He is a proud small business owner and long-time community activist. Born in Ventura, California, he is the son of a public school teacher and public health nurse. He attended public schools in California from grade school through college, moving to San Francisco in 2004 to attend San Francisco State University.
Tom served as President of the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club in 2013 and 2014. As President, he ensured that the club was the first LGBT organizations to join the Save City College Coalition and met with numerous elected officials to demand that they act swiftly to preserve City College’s accreditation. Among the club’s victories under his leadership was the successful outcome of the 2013 BART strike, in which the club played a strong community role, the preservation of many of LGBTQ nightlife venues and electoral successes for progressive candidates and causes including the passage of the 2014 City College Parcel Tax.
He and a business partner opened Virgil's Sea Room, a neighborhood bar in San Francisco's Mission District in June of 2013, and it has quickly become an anchor small business for a growing and diverse neighborhood. Tom is an outspoken advocate for San Francisco’s small businesses as the small business community representative and past co-chair of the SOMA Community Stabilization Fund Community Advisory Committee. He is a founding board member of San Francisco’s Mission-Bernal Merchants Association.
Tom is excited about the opportunity to serve the students, faculty and staff of City College, and welcomes comments and feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.