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Frank Urtasun, Chairman of the Board
Francisco “Frank” J. Urtasun, who
has served for more than four years on the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)
Board of Commissioners, was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Board for
2017 by SDHC Commissioners on January 13, 2017.
Chairman Urtasun was first
appointed to the SDHC Board of Commissioners on November 13, 2012 by Mayor
Jerry Sanders and confirmed by the San Diego City Council. He was reappointed
on March 25, 2015, by Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer.
During Chairman Urtasun’s tenure
on the Board, he has demonstrated his dedication to building quality affordable
housing at a reasonable cost. With this commitment, he recommended that SDHC’s
2014-16 Strategic Plan should be expanded to address the construction costs of
affordable housing, specifically by ensuring that cost-efficient business
practices were being used.
As the Regional Vice President of
External Relations for Sempra Energy Services Corporation, a business unit of
Sempra Energy, Chairman Urtasun is responsible for the external affairs activities
for Sempra Energy Services.
Chairman Urtasun also brings experience in
the construction industry for single-family homes and multifamily developments.
In addition, Chairman Urtasun has
a long record of community involvement, which includes serving as the 2015-16
Chairman of the San Diego Downtown Partnership and Local Initiative Support
Corporation, as well as 10 years of service from 1992 – 2002 as a Port
Commissioner for the San Diego Unified Port District, where he was Chairman in
1994 and 2001.
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
named Chairman Urtasun one of the “Top 10 Lifetime San Diegans” in 2007.
He is a graduate San Diego State
University (SDSU), which in 1997 named
him as one of SDSU’s “Top 100” Graduates. He also was recognized as an
Outstanding Alumni of Southwestern College with the President’s Honorary
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