George Syrop

George is a designer and community organizer raised in Hayward, California and currently serves as Chair of the Friends of the Public Bank East Bay. Using the skills he developed through tech, he’s built tools for social workers, progressive causes and candidates. George has served as a peer-counselor for the Berkeley Free Clinic, providing free mental health services to primarily low-income and/or unsheltered neighbors. During the George Floyd uprisings in 2020, George helped form and served as the founding Chair for the Hayward Community Coalition (HayCoCoa) which spurred a city-wide conversation around racial justice, public safety, and police spending.