Jean Quan

Councilmember, City of Oakland

Jean Quan is the first Asian American woman to be elected to the Oakland City Council. She has served as President Pro Tempore of the City Council and Vice Mayor. She Chairs the Finance and Management Committee and serves on the Rules, Life Enrichment, Public Works, City-Schools Partnership, and Public Safety Committees of the Council.

She represents Oakland at ABAG, the Association of Bay Area Government. Alameda County Waste Management Authority as Chair and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board. where she is immediate past chair. She is currently Chair of the Chabot Space Science Center of which she was a founding member. She also represents Oakland on the board of Safe Passages, a collaboration of the county, school district and city organized to improve services that keep children safe and healthy.

She is the City representative to the California League of California Cities and sits on the Environmental Policy Council. She has also been appointed to the Central Cities Council where she serves as vice-chair and Immigration Task Force of the National League of Cities. She is currently president of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials of the National League of Cities.She is vice-chair of the Local Government Commission, a national non-profit leader in networking local elected officials, planning and industry experts, and other community leaders to create healthy, walkable, and resource-efficient communities.

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