Guillermo Rodriguez was appointed our California state director in 2017. He brings over 20 years of successful nonprofit, private sector, and local government experience to the organization. He is responsible for developing, managing, and leading our land acquisition, park development, and policy activities throughout the state.
Before joining Trust for Public Land, Guillermo worked for the City and County of San Francisco, starting his public service career in the administration of Mayor Gavin Newsom, where he was responsible for local hiring programs, workforce development, and the CityBuild program. Guillermo continued with Mayor Ed Lee as the policy and communications director for the San Francisco Department of the Environment, where he was responsible for managing local, state, and federal climate and environmental policy.
Guillermo is an avid urban hiker and serves on the board of several nonprofits including Youth Outside, Brightline Defense Project, Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, and the University of California Natural Reserve System Board of Councilors.