Tyra Fennell currently serves San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s administration as the Appointments Director and Community Liaison. Prior to joining Mayor Breed’s team, Tyra was the founding director of Imprint City, an organization activating underutilized areas in neighborhoods with arts projects, encouraging increased foot traffic to positively impact local economies.
Since 2015, Imprint City has attracted over 15,000 event goers, 200 participating neighborhood retail and food merchants, 100 youth employees, 75 community based organization partnerships and 150 performing and visual artists to the District 10 neighborhoods. Additionally,Tyra has vast experience working with City agencies, first as an employee with the San Francisco Arts Commission as well as co-authoring legislation with support from former District 10 Supervisor, Malia Cohen designating the Bayview Hunters Point as San Francisco’s African American Arts and Cultural District. She has also worked with the Human Rights Commission to strengthen the Mayor’s Opportunities for All summer youth program and currently served as an advisor for the San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on public art selections connected to projects along the Southeast sector in San Francisco supporting them with outreach and engagement, ensuring all actions are culturally relevant.
In addition to my work at Imprint City and above mentioned community work, Tyra served on San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force and a current board member of the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR). Tyra is an Emerge California Alum and a proud legacy graduate of Howard University.