Vince Courtney is a San Francisco native and has been the Labor Representative/Political Director for Laborers' International Union (LiUNA!) Local 261 since 2004. He was appointed to the Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) as Special Assistant to LiUNA! Vice-President and NCDCL Business Manager Oscar De La Torre in 2009, and is involved in labor relations/collective bargaining throughout the region. In 2010, he was elected to the Executive Committee of the San Francisco Labor Council and was appointed to the Executive Board of the California Alliance for Jobs. Vince is also a delegate to the California Labor Federation and SF Building Trades Council, and a member of the Board of Directors at the SF Community Alliance for Jobs & Housing.
Courtney serves as the Government Liaison of the Laborers' Community & Training Foundation (LCTF,) developing unique "pre-apprenticeship" career path opportunities for community youth in the construction trades, including those at the Mario De La Torre Academy that have become a "career pathway step" in San Francisco's national model.
A member of the SF Department of Public Works Apprenticeship Board since inception in 2005, and of the SF Recreation and Parks Department Apprenticeship Board since inception in 2010, he was instrumental in the development of the first State-Certified Horticultural Worker Apprenticeship Program in connection with CA DAS & City College of San Francisco.
A graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, he earned his law degree from San Francisco Law School in 1999. Under Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., he served the City as Delinquency Prevention Commissioner and later as member of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. He was appointed to the SFPUC by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2010, and was re-appointed by Mayor Edwin Lee in 2013 and 2017.
Commissioner Courtney serves in Seat 5: At-Large Member. His current term began 9/27/16 and ends 8/1/20.