Kiely Hosmon | Director | She

image of Kiely, a white woman with blond hair smiling in front of the camera 
 
Kiely Hosmon, the newly appointed SF Youth Commission Director, is grateful to the previous directors who fought for incredible youth driven policy work.  Kiely herself has a 17 year history of working in youth leadership and organizing with an emphasis on youth-driven policy advocacy, where 11 years were focused on LGBTQ youth specific organizing. She was the Coordinator of Youth Development and Administration for the SF Youth Commission for almost two years and previously staffed the Marin County Youth Commission and Youth Councils, via the Youth Leadership Institute, for four years. Kiely excels at building up and centering the voices of young people to be community leaders, as well as working with adults to create and maintain authentic youth-adult partnerships. She is incredibly excited to grow the vision of the SF Youth Commission and to have young people at the forefront of social and legislative change.  While Kiely does not currently live in SF any longer, her elders were San Franciscans for 4 generations who built several houses in the 1860s that are still standing on Church and 23rd Street.  She also looks forward to continuing the legacy of working for the city as her great grandfather was the General Manager of the SF Water Department.  In her spare time, Kiely is a member of In Lak’ech Dance Academy, the first ever queer bachata dance team.