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When Sutton Trout stepped down from the Starr King Open Space board due to his family moving away from San Francisco, the board turned to long-time SKOS supporter, volunteer, and Potrero Hill neighbor Dovid Coplon to fulfill his term.

So who is Dovid Coplon?

Meet Neighbor And New Board Member Dovid Coplon 1
Meet new board member and neighbor: Dovid Coplon.

Dovid moved to Potrero Hill upon his return from a year and a half in Boston in 1997, just in time for the neighborhood’s metamorphosis from sleepy backwater to vibrant part of the City’s ever accelerating frenzy. One of his favorite quick escapes is to be able to find refuge in the Open Space which is visible from his deck. And as his daughters have grown, Dovid and his family enjoy the rope swing, Sunset Pianos, throwing a ball, wildflower walks, just being silly, or connect back to open space. A native of the Bay Area, Dovid’s parents’ one-time property on Skyline now makes up the core of the Russian Ridge Preserve.

Regretting the lack of parity between the pace of development and the addition of open space and parks on our side of the City, he is committed to helping preserve SKOS as a treasured resource for the neighborhood.

Dovid coordinates digital communications for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency and also serves on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, a chapter that his father founded almost 50 years ago.

Dovid’s dream is to cover the 101 freeway with soccer fields and open space and reconnect the Potrero and Mission neighborhoods.

We’re excited to have Dovid on the board, please say “hi” if you see him with his family at the rope swing!