About the Air District

John Kevin Jefferson III

John Kevin Jefferson III

Work Experience

Project Manager Urban Releaf   2005- Present

  • 31st Green Street Research and Demonstration
  • Ettie Street Watershed Restoration Research
  • Oakland Million Tree Initiative
  • Quality assurance for tree installation and stewardship program
  • Tree inventory project with UC Davis for City of Oakland
  • Director-Urban forestry Summer Internship Program
  • Environmental Justice Advocacy
  • Rooftop Garden Installer/Trainer

Environmental Justice/Advocacy

  • Chair ~ Oakland Urban Forestry Forum
  • Committee member ~ ABAG multi-year Priority Conservation Area
  • Committee member ~ Alameda County Health Collaborative
  • Committee member ~ San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine TAG
  • Member ~ Bay Area Climate and Energy Resilience Project
  • Consult ~ SF City College on urban forestry apprenticeship training
  • Consult ~ SF Workforce Development training opportunities
  • Consult ~ SF DPW on urban forestry apprenticeship training pilot program
  • Partner ~ Department Of Labor on formation of certified urban forestry training program
  • Sub-contractor ~ Alameda County BRT Project
  • Participate ~ SB535 Investment Justice Workshop
  • National spokesman ~ environmental justice issues and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Current Board Work

  • Member: CUFAC-California Urban Forestry Advisory Committee
  • Member: CARB-Community Advisory Committee
  • Member: BAAQMD-Community Advisory Committee
  • Member-San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

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Marcy Hiratzka
Clerk of the Boards, Executive & Administrative Resources

415.749.5073

Vanessa Johnson
Manager, Executive & Administrative Resources

415.749.4941

Executive Office

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Last Updated: 1/25/2022