Sandra Hamlat is a Principal Resilience Analyst in the Office of Resilience and Capital Planning. Sandra manages the Climate Resilience Integration Program that aims to reduce San Francisco’s contribution to a changing climate while increasing its response to the unavoidable near- and long-term risks of climate change-related hazards. She is also responsible for aligned communications and community engagement, coordinated planning and performance management, and climate resilient building and infrastructure.
Sandra has extensive experience in reducing greenhouse gas emissions through transportation planning and carbon sequestration as well as climate change adaptation. Her technical understanding of environmental issues informs her work to create positive behavioral and policy changes. She has worked for a variety of public and private environmental organizations throughout California on projects dealing with planning, composting, recycling, and land conservation. Prior to joining the City and County of San Francisco, Sandra worked with the East Bay Regional Park District, and her professional focus was on regional policy and climate change. Sandra also serves as the Membership Director of the American Planning Association Northern Section.