The India Basin Neighborhood Association is managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, elected by members. Each Board member serves a three-year term. Seats that become vacant between elections may be filled by a vote of the Board. The Board of Directors meets once a month via Zoom. If you are interested in joining the Board or attending a Board meeting, please use the Contact form.
IBNA Seeks Board Members
If you are interested in really getting to know what’s going on in the neighborhood, meeting other concerned community members, and helping shape the future of India Basin, please consider volunteering for the Board of Directors. The commitment is 4 hours a month. There are 1-, 2-, and 3-year terms available. If you are interested in joining the Board, please use the Contact form.
Newsletter & Treasurer
When Jill Fox moved to India Basin in 1992, what are now Heron’s Head and India Basin Shoreline Parks were junk yards where people and dogs lived in cars, and plans were being made to put a power plant on the flats off of Fitch Street. Then, the neighbors started getting together to create a common goal for a better neighborhood. Community activism has already made ours a more livable neighborhood and can continue to assure responsible development. Jill is a wife and mom. A founding member of the India Basin Neighborhood Association, she has represented the neighborhood on the Shipyard RAB, PROSAC, Blue Greenway Task Force, and Equity Development Plan Leadership Committee.
Bill Gilbert is a native San Franciscan who grew up in the Bayview. He served in the San Francisco Police Department for 30 years, retiring at the rank of Captain. Familiar with India Basin since he was a kid, he dreamed of someday owning the Albion Castle. He made his dream come turn when he purchased it in 2012. Bill is an avid horseman and past handball and boxing champ. He is a member of the San Mateo Mounted Patrol, Rancheros Vista Dore, and San Mateo County Elks. He and his wife Lee Ann live in Woodside and have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.
Lee Ann Gilbert is a native San Franciscan who attended local Catholic schools and graduated from San Francisco State University. She has co-owned the historic Albion Castle since 2012. In her varied professional and serial volunteer careers she founded a nursery school, worked in the forensic alcohol lab, was a Juvenile Hall Group Supervisor, coached youth sports, and rescued dogs and cats. Lee Ann and Bill have been married for 57 years; live in Woodside; and have 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. They also grow grapes and make wine, grow olives and make olive oil, grow organic walnuts and vegetables, raise cows, and run two restaurants.
IBNA mourns the passing of Michael Hamman who died on September 27, 2022. He is missed. Michael Hamman left North Carolina for San Francisco in the Summer of Love and has loved it here ever since. After hanging his hat in the Haight, Ingleside, and Daly City, he discovered a true home in friendly India Basin in 1997. A general contractor and officer of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), he has been active in city land use issues for over 20 years. A country boy at heart, Michael is much admired for growing giant sunflowers and also makes a great pot of chili.
Communications & Secretary
Max spent the first 20 years of his professional career in the world of technology. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, worked for several Silicon Valley startups, and is a proud Apple alumnus as well. For the next 20 years, he is diving into the unknown and immeasurable world of art. He is amazed at what artists can do, mesmerized by their imagination and creativity. In 2018, inspired by the Shipyard artists' collective, the stunning beauty of the San Francisco Bay, and the neighborhood's rich history, Max decided to make India Basin his home. Max is passionate about art and public art in our community, public gardens in the sunniest part of San Francisco and multiple public parks developed here.
Richard Laufman has lived in San Francisco for going on 40 years and in Hunters Point for the last 20. He grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and went to Ohio University. He received an MBA from San Francisco State, but decided to teach instead. Mr. Laufman taught at Yick Wo Elementary School in San Francisco for 27 years. He is now retired but still volunteers at the school. He also serves on the CAC (Citizens Advisory Committee) for the Hunters Point Shipyard
Mike Lin is the Founder / CEO of T-Shirts Matter, a dis'ruptive merch company inspired by Obey Giant and Banksy. He was born and raised in Ohio until he was 18, lived in San Francisco since 1998, and been in the SF Shipyard since November 2016. He received a B.A. from Pomona College in 1994, worked for several San Francisco Bay Area tech companies, and was an early employee at LinkedIn. He's a huge fan of live music and hosts house concerts in his townhouse garage.