The CMAC Advisory Board is comprised of outstanding individuals who provide a wealth of experience, knowledge, guidance and assistance to the CMAC Board of Directors. Their contributions will help guide CMAC’s vision, build organizational capacity and support programming. The Advisory Board is still under development.
Gabriel Metcalf, SPUR
Gabriel Metcalf is the executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), a nonprofit membership organization that promotes good planning and good government through research, education and advocacy. Under Gabriel’s leadership, SPUR has grown dramatically in influence and membership.
Gabriel has authored or co-authored such notable articles as "The Northern California Megaregion" (2007), "Civic Planning in America" (2007), "Regional Planning without Regional Government" (2004), "Democracy and Planning" (2003), Vision of A Place: A Guide to the San Francisco General Plan (2002) and "City of Safety" (2001).
Before becoming executive director in 2005, Metcalf headed up SPUR’s policy and advocacy work for five years. Prior to working at SPUR, he worked for The Bay Institute, an environmental organization focused on California water policy. He was also a co-founder and, for many years, Board Chairman of City CarShare.
A frequent writer and speaker on planning and policy topics, Gabriel earned a Master’s degree in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design.
Mike Zuckerman, Temple Nightclub/3rdSpaces
Mike Zuckerman is the founder of 3rdSpaces and Director of Sustainability for San Francisco’s Award Winning Temple Nightclub. (2008 San Francisco Small Business of the Year and Treehuggers Greenest Nightclub in the World in 2009) Under his guidance Temple has established industry-wide best practices in resource conservation, boasting an 89% diversion from landfill rate. Zuckerman's goal is to implement similar initiatives through 3rdSpaces in all of the venues in SF and beyond. He frequently speaks publicly about the intersection of Entertainment and Sustainability including moderating the Miami Winter Music Conferences panel Greening the Entertainment Industry. Zuckerman was an original Advisory Council member for the UN's Business Council on Climate Change and sits on the Board of Directors for GreenLaces.org. Zuckerman's work has been written about in the NY Times, WSJ, Boston Globe.
Michael Winger, San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS)
Michael Winger serves as the President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS), an organization that among its many objectives, advocates for recording artists in Congress, helps musicians in needs, funds recovery effort for the music community in New Orleans, and is responsible for the Grammy awards. He is also the Co-Founder of Flying Kitchen Mobile Recording. In this role, he has recorded hundreds of live performances by artists such as Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, Tom Petty and Feist.
The producer and arranger of live performance sound design for Kronos Quartet and other avant-garde classical groups, Winger is also an independent producer and partner at 1340 Mission Studios, a historic Bill Putnam designed room in San Francisco. He is also a musician, songwriter and one half of the electro-dance-rock power duo Super Adventure Club in which he plays bass, keyboards and sings simultaneously.