Tyrone Jue

Tyrone Jue

Director of the San Francisco Environment Department

Tyrone Jue made history as the first Chinese American and person of color to lead the San Francisco Environment Department (SF Environment). Appointed by Mayor London Breed in 2022, Jue is a key architect and driver of the city's climate strategy.

His San Francisco Chinatown heritage and extensive municipal experience underpin his commitment to ecological sustainability. At SF Environment, Jue has been a trailblazer for climate and environmental justice policies.

He led the mandate for commercial buildings to switch to 100% renewable energy, a pioneering move on a national scale. His push to eliminate fossil fuels from San Francisco's buildings and transportation is crucial to the city's clean energy transition. Jue has also prioritized environmental justice, notably by enhancing air pollution mandates for fossil fuel refineries in communities of color, redirecting 9 million pounds of food to the city's food insecure, fostering youth and community empowerment initiatives, and launching a nature-based collaboration to steer the city towards a climate-positive future.

Jue's dedication to environmental advocacy continues through his role on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors, championing air quality improvements in under-served communities since 2016.