Gordon Chin

Gordon Chin’s book is titled “Building Community, Chinatown Style: A Half Century of Leadership in San Francisco Chinatown,” which tells the compelling story of the rise of civic and political power in San Francisco’s Chinatown from the 1960s through the election of Mayor Ed Lee in 2011. Chin is the founding executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center. He has been active in San Francisco’s Chinatown community for over four decades and has served on many community and civic boards. In 1999, he was selected as one of six inaugural fellows for the Fannie Mae Foundation’s James A. Johnson Community Fellows Award, and in 2005 he was one of 25 community development leaders honored at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Silver Anniversary with a Mike Sviridoff Leadership Award.