61 year old Jean Quan was sworn in as Oakland’s first woman and first Asian American mayor of a major city. Inauguration day began with a “Remembering & Making History” walk, where Mayor Quan was joined by friends along the route as she retraces her own and Oakland’s history from Chinatown to the Fox Theater, where the official inauguration ceremony took place. In the evening, she hosted an Open House at City Hall featuring tours of the Mayor’s office, myriad services offered by City departments, and an abundance of opportunities to sign up to volunteer in Oakland’s schools, parks and libraries.
Jean Quan inauguration and speech
Jean Quan sworn in as Oakland mayor