Art Tom is a San Francisco native and community organizer who lives in the Sunset District with his wife Michelle and daughter Renee. He understands the challenges that middle class families face trying to raise children in the City and has been a strong advocate for improving neighborhood services. He organized a successful SAFE Neighborhood Watch group that continues to help prevent crime, improve safety and build a better sense of community in his neighborhood.
Art believes families with children should have safe and clean playgrounds in neighborhoods where they live, so he founded “Friends of West Sunset Playground” to redesign and rebuild the failed playground.
Art graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Business Administration. He started his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and then at PG&E in corporate accounting. After that, he changed his career to real estate and has been working with Coldwell Banker for over 20 years. He is an active member of the San Francisco Association of Realtors serving on both the Strategic Planning and Governmental Relations Committees. Art has also served as a Commissioner on the Taxi Commission, and is currently serving on the Assessment Appeals Board.