Community Boards is proud to honor the 2021 San Francisco Peacemaker Awards Recipients.
As a leader in the Mediation Movement, Tracy is a staunch advocate for mediation as the key to a sustainable civil society, as well as a bridge between community and professional mediators. Tracy’s vision is to harness the power of community and professional peacemakers to create a more just society.

Tracy has been a champion of mediation for almost thirty years. As an undergraduate, she trained with the Community Boards’ affiliate in Durham North Carolina. In collaboration with the Duke University and the Durham Dispute Settlement Center, Tracy researched the efficacy of mediated resolutions while also conducting community mediations.

For over twenty years, Tracy has been a passionate advocate for Community Boards. She has volunteered as a mediator, trainer, coach, outreach coordinator, public relations liaison, and course developer. In 2005 Community Boards’ founder Raymond Shonholtz asked Tracy to join the Board of Directors. Tracy served as President of the Board from 2009 to 2012. Under her leadership, Community Boards initiated the annual SF Peacemaker Awards, hired Darlene Weide as Executive Director, found a new home in Opera Plaza, collaborated with JAMS to host monthly trainings, started a membership program, developed specialized services and launched the Advisory Council. Tracy has been the President of Community Boards’ Advisory Council since its’ inception.

As a California attorney since 1997, Tracy has applied her conflict resolution skills to civil litigation, often leading to “out of the box” win-win resolutions. Acting as a both a neutral mediator and as a zealous advocate for her clients, Tracy developed her own method for achieving mutually satisfying, efficient resolutions of both community conflict and litigated cases.

As a pioneer in resolution-oriented advocacy, Tracy founded her own law firm, Lemmon Employment Law & Conflict Resolution in 2012. By harmonizing her conflict resolution and litigation skills and experience, Tracy is forging a new path forward in efficiently and effectively resolving employment disputes, raising awareness and institutionalizing change.
Hattie Rose Allen Bellino is a 2021 graduate of Mission High School in San Francisco and will be attending UCLA to pursue a career in emergency medicine and crisis intervention. Hattie is a feminist, social justice advocate, and peer mediator.

At Mission High, Hattie joined the Peer Resources Educator Pathway. She trained in leadership, workshop facilitation, community building, and peer mediation. Learning to mediate conflict between students at her school showed her how to solve real world problems and helped her develop a greater understanding of her peers and community. In this role she organized and fundraised for her Peer Resources class to go to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in an international Model United Nations Conference. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hattie and her classmates organized a school-wide panel discussion on anti-Asian hate that she moderated.

She also served as a Youth Outreach Worker for SFUSD’s School Health Programs, leading workshops on mental health, sexual harassment, and substance abuse.

She is originally from Maine and comes from a low-income household. She is actively involved in the arts and has danced with the Grrrl Brigade and mentors younger girls in the program. She also tutors students in creative writing.
Sowing the Seeds of Collaboration

BMAGIC (Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities) was co-founded in 2004 by the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office and Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) community-based organizations to create collaborative community building efforts that improve the quality of life of BVHP children, youth, and their families.

BMAGIC’s vision is to create and maintain a deeper unified road-map to social change that advances the educational, health, economic, and juvenile justice of disadvantaged youth and their families in BVHP. They serve, nurture, and guide youth from pre-k through high school.
BMAGIC’s mission is to facilitate, coordinate, and develop community resources and opportunities that support service providers and community members throughout BVHP. Their core focus is on resource mobilization, social capital, and community building.

To accomplish the above, BMAGIC's collaborative network involves 137 community- and faith-based organizations, 41 San Francisco schools, and 12 city departments. In addition, they manage a database with over 1,300 contacts as a publicly-accessible resource.
Ultimately, BMAGIC believes that shared leadership and community empowerment is essential in addressing violence in BVHP.