San Francisco, California , United States
|| August 11, 1974
Sep 22, 2016 11:21pm
|Info||A RECORD OF SERVICE AND ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR DISTRICT 5 |
Born and raised in District 5, London Breed has dedicated her career to improving our community. Her firsthand experience in city government, combined with her history in and knowledge of District 5, its residents and small businesses, make London Breed an effective advocate for our community. A LIFELONG COMMITMENT TO DISTRICT 5
Raised by her grandmother in the Fillmore district, London graduated with honors from Galileo High School. She attended the University of California, Davis, where she started out as a Chemistry major, but earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Public Service and a minor in African American Studies when the discourse of political science proved to be much more attractive to her ultimate goal of community activism. She earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco in May.
As the Executive Director of the African American Art & Culture Complex, located in the Western Addition, for 10 years, London transformed the struggling center, which was on the verge of closing and in desperate need of innovation, change, and guidance. Under her leadership, the expanded and renovated center is now economically stable, providing after school arts and cultural programs for youth and seniors. London raised over $2.5 million to renovate the building, secured funding to build a recording studio, and transformed the organization into an independent non-profit.
London served as a San Francisco Redevelopment Agency Commissioner working on several important projects including the closeout of the Western Addition A-2 plan and the adoption of the Transbay Terminal Project, Bayview Hunters Point and Visitacion Valley Redevelopment Plans. She currently serves as a member of the San Francisco Fire Commission.
A COMMITMENT TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
London is the designee for California Attorney General Kamala Harris to the San Francisco Democratic Central County Committee and is an elected member of the California State Democratic Central Committee where she served as the Legislative and Policy Issues Chair for the Women’s Caucus. In 2008, London was elected as an Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention and is a graduate of the Emerge Program, which trains Democratic women to run for office.