In this Photo: Jessamyn Sabagg & Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont (Oakland Rising), Mayor-elect Jean Quan & Nwamaka Agbo (Ella Baker Center) at Oakland Rising’s 2nd Annual House Party November, 2010 

On Monday January 3, 2010, Oakland welcomed it’s new Mayor- Jean Quan! The election of the 1st Asian-American and woman Mayor of a major US city has made national headlines and marks an unforgettable moment in Oakland’s history. The Oakland Rising team joined in the celebration and attended the inaugural ceremony at the Fox Theatre in Uptown Oakland.  

We’re very excited to have Jakada Imani, Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, represent Oakland Rising as a member of Mayor Quan’s Transition Advisory Committee. This 24 person team is meeting throughout January to recommend priorities for Mayor Quan’s first year in office. 

What would you like Mayor Jean Quan to focus on this  year? Click on the picture of Mayor Quan with Oakland Rising staff and follow the link to take the Ella Baker Center survey- Ranked Choice Style. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard!