I got involved in DTNA over two years ago. As a long-time reader of the Duboce Triangle News, when I saw that a volunteer was needed for the Editor role I signed up in a heartbeat. I’d been a fan of this little slice of San Francisco since long before I ever moved here, and once I started calling Noe St. home, I couldn’t get enough history of this place. The News was, for me, a point of a geographical, social, and cultural connection. I was honored to join the decades-long effort to inform and organize neighbors.
When I first took on this role, we were in the early days of a years-long pandemic leading up to a major Presidential election. Everything felt impossibly large and abstract. I wanted to do something positive; to work with others toward constructive change.
It’s been an amazing learning experience. I’ve met more of my neighbors in 2 years than I did in the previous 8. I’ve gotten to know folks from various City departments, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations. I ’ve seen how much hard work goes into bringing a neighborhood together to address the issues that affect our lives. These days, it’s rare for me to take a walk in the neighborhood without running into at least one neighbor I know by name.
This may be my last issue at the helm, at least for the near-term, but it’s not the end. Though my life is calling me in other directions, I’ll continue to contribute articles on everything that captures my imagination about living in this magical place—its hidden gems, natural wonders, beautiful humans, and unique culture.
If you see me, say hi! I’ll continue to participate in our neighborhood events whenever I can. I hope you’ll join me.