About City Strategies

City Strategies was founded in 2008 to respond to the need for a new media communications firm that connects clients to strategic partners and creates social media and public relations campaigns that achieve positive public engagement with predictiable results. 


City Strategies is eligible to receive 10 % discount/percent added rate in all bids and proposals with the City and County of San Francisco as a provider of Strategic Communication, Media Relations and Mediation/Arbitration. #HRC021516523


About Darcy

Darcy Brown


Since 2008, Darcy has successfully launched social media and communications strategies for businesses and organizations that have resulted in expanded connections, enhanced visibility and encouraged vigorous social engagement. She specializes in utilizing innovative communications techniques that enable organizations and individuals to achieve their full professional and personal potential. 


Darcy began her communications career as a personal staff member to San Francisco Mayor, Willie L. Brown Jr.  Darcy then established the Office of Public Relations and Government Affairs at St. Luke's Hospital and testified at the California Medi-Cal Assistance Committee resulting in an additional $1.7M funding stream per year to the hospital.


Darcy returned to City Hall as Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Budget Committee during one of the worst fiscal crisis in San Francisco history. She worked closely with the City Attorney's Office, the Controller's Office and the City Budget Analyst, consulting on the legislation necessary to create youth work opportunities in partnership with city government throughout the City.


Darcy launched the social media presence for San Francisco Firefighters Local 798, created the annual signature fundraiser, Local 798 Community Hero Awards and San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Awareness Day that recieved national press attention and resulted in legislation enabling cancer stricken firefighters to receive disability benefits.


Darcy grew up in San Francisco, attended New York University and is a certified Mediator/Arbitrator with the Bar Association of San Francisco and the civil rights division of BART. She is a long time board member of San Franciso Beautiful and UCSF PIC and is a passionate photographer and ballet dancer. 


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Strategic Communications

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Tel: 415-307-7707



2390 Francisco Street #101

San Francisco, CA 94123