Special Guests Luncheon Programs
Message from Betty Packard Voris, SFGC President, 2021-2023
Mayor London Breed brought her warmth and charm as guest speaker to the San Francisco Garden Club. A cheerleader for San Francisco and its citizens, members and guests were treated to a spirited and lively discussion from a native-born San Franciscan. Mayor Breed was raised by her grandmother in the Western Addition projects, graduated with honors from Galileo High School, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/Public Service from the University of California, Davis and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. Mayor Breed gave a spirited message regarding her plans for the city. She discussed some of its problems while informing her audience of happenings and hopes. After taking questions, she visited with members and listened to personal concerns as well as appreciations.
In the history of San Francisco, only two women have become Mayor. Ironically, both followed the death of the sitting Mayor. Dianne Feinstein became Mayor when Harvey Milk was murdered and London Breed, then President of the Board of Supervisors, was selected by her colleagues as Mayor upon the sudden death of Ed Lee on December 12, 2017. London Breed was running for a full term of office when she spoke to the club. In November 2019 she was elected to a full-term.