Geoff Kors currently serves as a member of the Palm Springs City Council. As a member of the City Council, Geoff works to promote tourism and locally owned businesses and was appointed to serve as the City’s liaison to the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Palm Springs Hospitality Association, P.S. Resorts, and the Greater Palm Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, where he is Chair.
A graduate of Stanford Law School, Geoff has had a distinguished career working in non-profits and government, focusing on policy and law. Geoff served for nine years as Executive Director of Equality California where he led the effort to transform California from a state with almost no legal protections for the LGBTQ+ community to the state with the broadest protections in the nation. Under his leadership, Equality California also advocated for funding for HIV/AIDS organizations and patients.
He also served as Government Policy Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights where he spearheaded work on local, state and federal legislation and government policy and focused on efforts to ban conversion therapy and expand non-discrimination protections.
Geoff has been an active member of the Palm Springs community and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Palm Springs Boys and Girls Club. Geoff previously served on the national board of directors of Freedom to Marry and on the board and as PAC Chair for the SF League of Conservation Voters.