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Running the Board of Supervisors During a Crisis: President Shamann Walton

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President Shamann Walton is coming to Manny's to discuss running the Board of Supervisors and his vision for the future of San Francisco.

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The pandemic forced City Hall to close. However, the citizens still depended on the city having a prompt and effective response to the crisis we've been in.

Local politics can be rife with disfunction and political bickering, even without a global pandemic.

Getting things done while City Hall was closed proved to be a difficult task.

Supervisor Shamann Walton presides at the President of the Board of Supervisors as City Hall reopens and the City comes back to life.

What is his vision for the City and the Board of Supervisors?

What lessons did he learn over the last 15 months that can help him achieve his vision?

How did the Board of Supervisors respond to issues facing San Franciscans during the pandemic?

Which policies from the pandemic does he hope will continue?

The structure of this event will be about 45 minutes of discussion with Supervisor Walton followed by small break out groups where YOU can meet some new folks and discuss what you just heard. We hope to help solicit a more collaborative discussion and hear the diverse stories in our city.

Manny's never turns away anyone for lack of funds. To receive a complementary ticket just email the word "grapefruit" and the title to this event to tomas@welcometomannys.com.

This is event is a part of our What We Learned and our Black Leadership Series

This event will be in person at Manny's but there will also be a Zoom link ticket for those who'd like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home.

About Supervisor Shamann Walton:

He was born in San Francisco and lived in public housing at an early age in Bayview and Potrero Hill. He has worked in District 10 neighborhoods for decades and has witnessed firsthand the challenges our community faces from long-time residents being pushed out of the city to losing childhood friends to violence and incarceration. As an accomplished and experienced community leader, Shamann has dedicated his life to improving these realities in our community and is committed to identifying solutions to our pressing issues. He has a proven track record of creating positive change in the community he serves

As the former president and member of the San Francisco Board of Education, Shamann spearheaded the effort to close the achievement gap for Black, Latino, and special needs students and helped secure the funding for the school district's first African American Achievement and Leadership Initiative. He worked to protect undocumented students, decreased teacher turnover, increase graduation rates across the district for Black, Latino and Pacific Islander students, secured the financing and identified a site for our first affordable housing units for educators, and fought to make sure that Mission Bay will have its first school built in the next few years.

As the former Executive Director at Young Community Developers (YCD), Shamann worked vigorously to build close relationships with labor to provide job and career opportunities for residents and bring 100% affordable housing units to District 10. Under his leadership, YCD increased their annual budget by more than $10 million dollars and used those funds to better the lives of District 10 residents by placing them in jobs and careers, developing affordable housing, eliminating employment barriers and increasing education outcomes with credit recovery and tutorial services for students.

Shamann is passionate about quality public education, options for living-wage jobs, safer neighborhoods, affordable housing, support services for the homeless, and universal healthcare. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, he will strongly advocate for communities from low-income and working-class neighborhoods. He will also work to improve our schools, bring more jobs to the district, increase access to affordable housing, bridge relationships amongst all diverse communities, stop gun violence, and ensure we have safe open spaces.

Shamann is a proud father to his two adult children, Monique and Malcolm, who are both graduates of Bay Area public schools. He lives in the Bayview with his wife, Mesha, and his two stepsons--one who is a graduate of SFUSD and one who is currently in high school.

Shamann has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Morris Brown College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University.

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