Congratulations Oakland! Thousands of you came out to enjoy the lake and each other! Many thanks to the citizen leaders of CALM, especially James Vann and Naomi Schiff. Also, many thanks to the staff including those now retired who came back to celebrate a decade of their work. And, thanks to the 200 volunteers who helped control traffic and answer questions all day long!
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Meet Mayor Quan
I got my start in Oakland politics in 1989 as a parent trying to save the schools’ music and arts programs. I served on the Oakland Board of Education for 3 terms and the Oakland City Council for 2 terms before being elected Oakland’s first woman and first Asian American mayor in 2010.
As the first Asian American woman mayor of a major US City, I have been a leader at the local, regional, state and national level, serving on the boards of the California and National League of Cities and a number of other policy-level organizations focused on smart growth, green economies and urban issues.
A resident of Oakland for more than 30 years, I have dedicated my life to making government work for people.
To learn more, visit Mayor Jean Quan’s official website.