Edgar Barraza is an Environmental Justice and Land Use Associate at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). His work involves integrating environmental justice and racial equity in the agency’s water, power, and sewer operations. Importantly, his role is to support the SFPUC Environmental Justice policy through its community benefits program.
Previously, Edgar served as the 2018-2019 CivicSpark Climate Fellow at the City of Emeryville. As a Fellow, he worked on developing Emeryville’s Building Electrification Action Plan that centered racial equity, spearheaded several municipal energy resilience projects, and initiated a racial equity working group that would look into the development of a city-wide equity lens policy. For his leadership role within CivicSpark, Edgar served as the Bay Area Equity Team Lead and was the Bay Area representative of the Statewide Equity Team where he helped develop environmental justice workshops and further embed equity in the CivicSpark program.
Edgar is a first-generation college graduate from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Sustainability and Social Justice.
Current fellows can ask him about equitable electrification strategies, intersectional racial equity, and advancing environmental justice in local government.