Councilmember Anders Fung
Anders Fung was elected to the City Council in December 2020. He was born in Hong Kong, and was sworn in as the first 1st generation Chinese American immigrant to serve in the Millbrae City Council. Prior to the 2020 election, Anders Fung served on the Millbrae Planning Commission from July 2017 to November 2020, and chaired the commission from 2019-2020. During his tenure on Planning Commission, Millbrae approved 2 TOD projects, he negotiated for additional below market rate (BMR) housing units, pushed developers to increase the sustainability of their buildings as well as advocated for union labor and teacher housing. As a planning commissioner, Anders also works to increase transparency both in the permitting process and across city government.
At the age of 18, Anders immigrated to California from Hong Kong. Accepted into California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Anders would eventually go on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. Upon graduation, Anders entered the Silicon Valley and worked at Cisco Systems as a Software Engineer. During his tenure at Cisco, he became an inventor of a Cisco patent 7082477 at the United States Patent and Trademark office.
However, like many immigrants in the United States, Anders wanted to pursue his independent American Dream. Therefore in 2002, Anders decided to launch his own business. Less than two decades later, Anders provided over 30+ new housing units, and continues to serve as the president of his residential design firm, general construction company, as well as his real estate development ventures.
Anders’ work combines economic development with residential development. His portfolio reveals a strong value-adding strategy guided by a focus on fiscal responsibility and budget optimization. Anders has successfully revitalized many under-valued properties through Affordability by Design approach. Utilizing this strategy, Anders has worked with the San Francisco Housing Authority to create intelligent affordable housing. Furthermore, as a certified green building professional, Anders understands the importance of sustainable development. In his private development work, he made sure all his projects are Green Point certified.
In addition to entrepreneurship, Anders is passionate about community service. He is a member of the Millbrae Lions Club where he volunteers and raises funds for educational and non-profit initiatives. During the Coronavirus pandemic, Anders volunteered with the Millbrae Lions Club along with Millbrae Cultural Committee to hand out over 6,000 face masks to community members. Anders also supports Lifesteps Foundation, at the same time serving as a board of director for the Peninsula Chinese Business Association (PCBA), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that fundraises for local schools and provides scholarship opportunities to students with financial needs. Anders further advocates for the seniors by helping Self Help for Elderly obtaining additional funding. Anders has proudly served the community in many aspects and continues to do so at every opportunity.
A Millbrae resident since 2009, Anders is motivated by his wife and children to contribute to Millbrae’s success. As a parent of two, he understands what makes Millbrae an ideal community for raising families, and he is committed to protecting and improving it.