Welcome to the “Meet & Greet” Info Page

A growing number of westside residents are hosting “meet & greets” in their homes with District 7 supervisor candidate Joel Engardio. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors while meeting a new kind of candidate. Just gather a few people and Joel will show up to hear your concerns and talk about the future of our city.

Join us!
Send an email to info@engardio.com with “meet & greet” in the subject line. A volunteer coordinator will contact you to get you set up.

Who is the “meet & greet” for?
It’s for everyone tired of dumping glossy political campaign mail into the recycling bin. It’s for everyone who wishes there was a way to really learn about a candidate and the issues without having to be a political insider.

How will I benefit from hosting a “meet & greet” with Joel?
The “meet & greet” builds community by connecting neighbors and friends to the issues they care about. Plus, they are fun and easy. Just invite a few people, put out some coffee and Joel will show up to chat for 45 minutes or so. Use the “meet & greet” to get to know your neighbors better or make a new friend. 

What does a typical “meet & greet” look like?
There is no set format or agenda. But here’s a simple approach: invite a handful of neighbors and friends for coffee and conversation on a weeknight or weekend afternoon. Joel will join in the conversation and can share his “inside scoop” as a journalist who has written about the people and politics of San Francisco. Joel wants to know how living and working in San Francisco is working for you, and how city government can better meet your needs.

What qualifications do I need to host a “meet & greet?”
Anyone who cares about making life in San Francisco better can do it. Don’t worry that the dishes aren’t done or if your child needs to practice the oboe in another room. Joel understands the chaos of home life. Formality shouldn’t get in the way of talking about our future. We are doing everything possible to make your “meet & greet” easy-peasy! A campaign team member will also help you invite people. 

How much does a “meet & greet” cost?
Nothing. You are not catering a party. You should not make a trip to Costco. If you want to put out some coffee and a few cookies, that’s all you need to do.

Who should I invite?
The emphasis is on residents of District 7 (see map below) who vote, but any concerned San Franciscan is welcome. Invite neighbors you know, but consider making a new friend in the neighborhood! Only neighbors who know each other can help each other. That is what “community” is about.

What’s the first step?
Send your name, address and contact information to: info@engardio.com with “meet & greet” in the subject heading. A volunteer “meet & greet” coordinator will contact you to find a good date and time and help with the invitations.

A meet & greet in the Lakeshore neighborhood to discuss how to get moderate Democrats more involved on the Westside.

A meet & greet in the Lakeshore neighborhood to discuss how to get moderate Democrats more involved on the Westside.

Joel meets with voters all year, not just when running for office. This West Portal group asked Joel to discuss last fall's ballot.

Joel meets with voters all year, not just when running for office. This West Portal group asked Joel to discuss last fall's ballot.

District 7 map: South of Judah, West of Twin Peaks, North of Holloway, South of Sloat Blvd. and East of 19th Ave.

District 7 map: South of Judah, West of Twin Peaks, North of Holloway, South of Sloat Blvd. and East of 19th Ave.