Alameda Announces Community Celebration to Honor Late Supervisor Wilma Chan
A community celebration honoring the life of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan will take place next Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Oakland Museum of California garden at 1000 Oak St. in Oakland.
Chan was struck and killed by a motorist last month while walking her dog in Alameda. She had served on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors since 1994, representing District 3. From 2000 to 2006, she served in the State Assembly and was the first woman and Asian American to serve as majority leader.
Chan “dedicated her life to public service, and in doing so left a remarkable legacy for current and future generations,” said her former chief of staff Dave Brown, who has temporarily filled her seat on the board. “We warmly invite members of the community to join us in remembering and honoring Wilma and the lasting impact of her work."