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Laura Schaefer

Economic Development Specialist


Laura Schaefer is a proud San Franciscan-Canadian who has collaborated with various City agencies and organizations on projects relating to economic development, civic engagement, tourism, transportation, and public realm development. For over 14 years, she has worked with and led multiple organizations in the public sector in both Toronto, Canada, and San Francisco. Her roles have ranged from program management to marketing and communications, crisis management, public and media relations, and event production. Laura has a proven ability to build and nurture relationships across a broad spectrum of partners and government agencies. She loves public art and activations, the SF cable cars, giving tours to visitors and media, performing improv theater, and San Francisco’s abundance of adorable dogs.