Executive Director's September Message

Executive Director Writing

Fall is my absolute favorite time in San Francisco. It’s often sunnier in September than the summer months. As the weather begins to drastically change in other parts of the country, we get to live in sunny California and work in the, not too hot nor too cold, city of San Francisco.

During this perfect San Francisco weather, we get to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, where we recognize the incredible achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans. San Franciscans have benefitted from their language, culture, music, dance, art, knowledge, and cuisines just to name a few of their many contributions. The San Francisco Public Library will feature iViva! A celebration of Latinx Cultures and Traditions as a yearlong campaign with special events throughout the month.

I just returned from my friend’s ranches in Wyoming and Montana, where I earned the rights to wear proper cowgirl boots and got them good and dusty. I woke up to the song of mountain chickadee birds every morning. After a hearty breakfast that included fresh laid eggs from the chickens, we rode out to explore everything from Deadwood to the Black Hills forest in North Dakota. There’s so much to do that the sun sets before you know it and it’s time to start the day all over again. Even though I returned to the ranch exhausted from our day’s activities each evening, I feel so refreshed now that I’m back at work.

The San Francisco Health Service System will start hosting job site flu clinics later this month and Open Enrollment will run from October 3rd through October 31st. Please keep an eye out for your benefits mailer and take a second look to see if there’s a better plan option for your needs. Remember, the best plans and benefits for you are the ones you will actually use. There’s no point choosing a benefit based on cost if you don’t use it, so please check out what’s new and make any changes to better meet your needs.

Be well,

Abbie Yant