The 12th District

San Francisco is the headquarters of the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes the nine western states—Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington—plus American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Of the twelve Federal Reserve Districts, the Twelfth District is the largest by geography and the size of its economy.

Office of the President

John C. Williams took office as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on March 1, 2011. In this role, he serves on the Federal Open Market Committee, bringing the Fed’s Twelfth District’s perspective to monetary policy discussions in Washington.

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Tales from the SF Fed K-9 Unit
Tales from the SF Fed K-9 Unit

Patrolling Super Bowl City in San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza is the latest assignment for Officers Carlo Calacal and Nora, who have worked major sporting events and presidential visits. Get to know our K-9 Unit and its important work in explosives detection at the SF Fed.

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