Awards Archives

COO Jillian Spindle’s Acceptance Speech for “Community Impact Award” at VIVA MEDA! 46

At ¡VIVA MEDA! 46 on Oct. 3, COO Jillian Spindle was honored with a “Community Impact Award” for her decade of work at MEDA. Following is MEDA CEO Luis Granados’ introduction to the award, plus Jillian Spindle’s acceptance speech. Luis Granados It is my great, great pleasure to present the next award to my colleague,…

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Press Release: Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2019 Mission Economic Development Agency Named UnidosUS Affiliate of the Year UnidosUS Affiliate Organizations Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Latino Community San Francisco — UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) today announced at its 2019 Annual Conference…

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MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 MEDA Director of Asset Building Programs Lucy Arellano Baglieri Nominated to Win $25,000 Grant Lucy Arellano Baglieri is among 12 finalists for 2019 Coors Light Líder of the Year San Francisco…

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Growing a Garden, A Business … and Young Lives

It’s a sunny morning on Revere Avenue in San Francisco’s Bayview, and toddlers are tending to the garden they have carefully planted, with organic tomatoes, cilantro and radishes ready to be picked for that afternoon’s lunch. No, this isn’t a City-sponsored summer camp: It’s Delia’s Little Angels, a home-based early care and education center. The…

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MEDA’s Karoleen Feng Awarded Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Affordable-Housing Work Praised

As MEDA staff filled the pews at the regular Tuesday San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ meeting today at City Hall, it was anything but a “regular” day for Karoleen Feng, who is usually busy crunching numbers on complex real estate transactions that will reverse displacement. That’s because District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai (photo, back row,…

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Livable City Honors MEDA with “Livability Award” for Small Sites Program Work

Last night in front of an audience of 300 at the Mission’s Gray Area Theater, MEDA was honored by Livable City with a “Livability Award” for its affordable-housing work. Livability Award nominees work at the intersection of land-use, environment, public health and social equity in the Bay Area.  Following is Director of Community Real Estate…

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The San Francisco Foundation Selects MEDA’s Dairo Romero as Koshland Fellow

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 The San Francisco Foundation Selects MEDA’s Dairo Romero as Koshland Fellow Prestigious honor aims to foster leadership qualities San Francisco, Calif. — The San Francisco Foundation has announced that Community Planning Manager Dairo Romero of the…

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MEDA’s Rosabella Safont Honored with “Unsung Hero” Award by NCLR

A neighborhood is made up of its many residents—the pieces of a puzzle that need to come together to complete a picture. While many make a name for themselves, it is often the people in the background that can truly help lift up a community. Take someone born in the Mission to a spirited immigrant…

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Luis Granados’ Acceptance Speech for The San Francisco Foundation “Robert C. Kirkwood Award”

On October 7th, MEDA Executive Director Luis Granados accepted The San Francisco Foundation’s ”Robert C. Kirkwood Award,” made to an individual in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment and inspired leadership. Granados’ acceptance speech follows . . . Thank you to The San Francisco Foundation. I also want to thank my daughter, Anna, and my wife,…

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MEDA’s Luis Granados Honored with “San Francisco Foundation 2014 Community Leadership Award”

Christopher Gil, Senior Content Marketing Manager (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2014 MEDA’s Luis Granados Honored with “San Francisco Foundation 2014 Community Leadership Award” Recognition for Years of Service to the Latino Community of the Mission District San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Foundation  (TSSF) has announced that it will…

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