Lower Haight Merchants and Neighbors Association

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We invite you to Join the Lower Haight Merchant + Neighbor Association LOHaMNA
With your support, we can continue doing these things and more.

To support a safe, thriving & inclusive Lower Haight by: advocating for merchants & neighbors to the City promoting the neighborhood to San Francisco engaging merchants & neighbors

LoHaMNA offers the following value to our community by:
• Putting on quarterly Lower Haight Art Walks in conjunction with local merchants
• Holding monthly Board meetings that address safety and overall community development
• Serving as liaison to District 5 Supervisors office
• Providing a forum for police & city representatives to collaborate and share plans for protecting and preserving the Lower Haight
• Organizing Public Realm projects, such as streets, sidewalks and public places
• Facilitating transportation and land use projects

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Michael Gaines

Co-President
Michael is Co-President of LoHaMNA and is excited about the past and future of the neighborhood. Michael’s day job is working as an organizational development consultant for many Silicon Valley firms. Michael is also on the Board of Illuminae the Arts, the organization that brought the Bay Bridge Bay Lights to San Francisco and soon LightRail art installation to Market St. He and his wife are proud residents of Lower Haight. Favorite spots in the Lower Haight are rummaging for old Soul/R&B records at Rooky Ricardo’s Records and having a morning coffee or late night pint at Black Sands.

Gio Acosta

Co-President
Gio is Co-President of LoHaMNA and is a local resident, music/art enthusiast, and lover of all things Lower Haight. He originally got involved with LoHaMNA because he wanted to bring new life and a new perspective to the Lower Haight Art Walks. Ever since moving to the Bay Area in 2009, he’s worked with various music organizations and hopes to use his knowledge to keep the arts alive and thriving within the neighborhood

Robert Patterson

Vice President
Robert is vice president of LOHAMNA and is a local resident, merchant and entrepreneur. Founder of Revolver, boutique on Fillmore, Voyager on Valencia St and restaurateur behind Black Sands on Haight and Ken Ken Ramen in the Mission District. Active surfer and runner who loves the dynamic gardens and central charm of the neighborhood.

Stephanie Perez

Treasurer
Stephanie Perez is Treasurer of LoHaMNA and a nearly ten year resident of the neighborhood. Stephanie works as an in-house attorney for a consortium of colleges and universities. In her spare time, she practices her Spanish skills and seeks out sunshine for outdoor pursuits such as kayaking, hiking, and enjoying swimming holes. When there is no sunshine to be found she enjoys spending time in her kitchen attempting complex cooking feats.

Pratima Gupta

Secretary
Pratima is the Secretary of LoHaMNA and is a local resident, mother, and doctor. She hopes to bring the unique medical voice to the group with her background in advocacy and believes the healthier communities are stronger communities. She is addicted to exercise (there are worse things) and loves exploring the restaurants and parks of the Lower Haight with her family.

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