Our community experienced a shocking loss on November 3, 2021 when Alameda County Board of Supervisor Wilma Chan was fatally hit by a car while walking with her dog in Alameda.
Supervisor Chan was a trailblazer and champion of health care equity, civil rights, affordable housing and education. As the first Asian American to serve on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and the first Asian American California State Assembly majority leader, she has been a role model and inspiration for many of us, especially in the East Bay Asian American community. Many of our organizations receive vital funding that Supervisor Chan appropriated and protected for vulnerable communities. Many people in our communities have benefited from her leadership. She will be greatly missed.
Along with Supervisor Keith Carson, Supervisor Chan honored East Bay Getting to Zero with a commendation in December 2019. It was truly an honor to receive this commendation, and we will continue to carry the torch, guided by Supervisor Chan’s light, to advance health equity and healing in our East Bay communities.