A community celebration will take place this week in honor of Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Alameda last month.
The free event will be at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Oakland Museum of California garden at 1000 Oak St. in Oakland.
Chan died while on a walk the morning of Nov. 3 after decades of public service. In 1994, she was the first Asian-American to be elected to the county Board of Supervisors, then served in the state Assembly from 2000 to 2006, including a stint as Assembly majority leader, before being re-elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2010.
Family members, friends and colleagues will speak at the memorial event and there will be a performance by the Oakland Youth Chorus. People are asked to RSVP online ahead of time if they plan to attend in-person, where masks are required. The event will also be streamed online.
Dave Brown, Chan’s former chief of staff who was appointed to her supervisor seat following the untimely death, said in a statement that she “dedicated her life to public service, and in doing so left a remarkable legacy for current and future generations. We warmly invite members of the community to join us in remembering and honoring Wilma and the lasting impact of her work.”