Port of San Francisco Names David Beaupre as New Deputy Director for Planning and Environment


Port of San Francisco Names David Beaupre as New Deputy Director for Planning and Environment

San Francisco, CA – Port of San Francisco Executive Director Elaine Forbes announced today the appointment of David Beaupre as the new Deputy Director for Planning and Environment. “David will be an excellent Deputy Director for Planning and Environment,” said Elaine Forbes, Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco.  “His twenty years of service to the Port will be invaluable as we move into a new era along the waterfront.  Going forward we will need dynamic, talented leaders who are forward thinking and well versed in how to get things done amidst changing regulatory and environmental priorities as we work to ensure today’s waterfront will be enjoyed for decades to come.”

Mr. Beaupre will be responsible for leading and providing strategic oversight of the Port’s Planning and Environment Division.  The Planning and Environment Division is responsible for ensuring that the use and development of Port lands is consistent with the Port’s long-term vision and Federal, State and local regulatory requirements. Planning & Environment staff carry out Port urban design and historic preservation reviews, and advance environmental sustainability and climate change actions. In addition, this Division leads community planning to define long-term improvements for specified Port areas.

“I look forward to joining the Port’s leadership team and bringing my 30 plus years of experience in planning, environment and development to advance the Port’s critical work to ensure that the waterfront is vibrant, welcoming, inclusive and accessible to all,” said David Beaupre, Deputy Director of Planning and Environment. “It will be my honor to lead this division at this critical moment in time, where we are boldly looking to confront and address the most serious issues of our day including climate change and addressing racial equity.”

Mr. Beaupre joined the Port of San Francisco in 2001 as a Senior Waterfront Planner.  Prior to this appointment he served as Senior Development Project Manager responsible for complex and difficult waterfront development projects.  He is currently managing the Piers 30/32 & Seawall Lot 330 and Piers 38 and 40 development projects.  Previously, Mr. Beaupre has led the City’s Blue Greenway project and managed the planning and development of Crane Cove Park, the Port’s Pier 70 Preferred Master Plan and planning for the Piers 80-96 Maritime Eco-industrial Center.  Throughout his tenure at the Port, Mr. Beaupre has played a critical role in fostering positive relationships with the Port’s multiple stakeholder groups while successfully balancing competing interests and building consensus.    

Mr. Beaupre lives in San Francisco and is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  He is an avid cyclist and kayaker and enjoys riding and paddling on the Blue Greenway.