Mill Valley, California
In the past 2 decades Bob has dedicated an increasing amount of his time to community service and charitable and philanthropic work. He is the founder and president of Community Venture Partners, Inc. and has been involved in architecture, planning and real estate development and finance most of his professional life.
Bob has published Op-Ed pieces and commentary in local newspapers and online journals about sustainable planning, development and affordable housing. His writings include the recently published books, "Marin 2016: Dispatches from the front" and "The Best Laid Plans: Our Planning and Affordable Housing Challenges in Marin." Bob has served on planning advisory committees and been active in local community affairs in Marin since 1993.
In 2003, Bob founded Environmental Media Fund (EMF), a 501(c)(3), California nonprofit corporation that worked as a catalyst organization that helped to create, develop, produce, finance and distribute documentaries and television programming about social justice, human health and the environment. Projects included PBS television specials and award winning films and educational initiatives about the environment and sustainable living.
Mr. Silvestri is a licensed architect (retired), is NCARB certified and holds a Bachelors of Architecture with honors from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in New York City.