2012 NLC Fellow: Efrem Bycer

Efrem Bycer
Performance Auditor, City of San Diego

Having grown up in Seattle, Little Rock, and Vermont, Efrem now lives in Downtown San Diego and spends his free time training for half-marathons, brewing his own beer, and enjoying the region's beautiful weather. He currently works as a Performance Auditor with the City of San Diego where he works with City departments to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations.

Efrem is passionate about improving the local and global community and dedicates time to building nonprofit organizations' ability to achieve their missions, particularly through better board governance. He serves on the YNPN San Diego Advisory Board, the NHA HeadStart Policy Council, and on the Board of Directors for Congo Leadership Initiative. Prior to moving to San Diego, Efrem helped develop a long-term recovery plan for New Orleans' Upper and Lower Ninth Ward that drew $140 million in public investment and consulted for the City of Syracuse to improve its neighborhood planning program.

A member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, Efrem served on its National Council from 2008 to 2010. He received his bachelors degree in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University and his Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

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