Walnut Creek: Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series – Michael Tubbs
February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Newsmakers: Lesher Speaker Series seeks to nurture a community of enthusiastic conversationalists, inspired to discuss important issues with family, friends, and neighbors.
Former Mayor of Stockton, CA, Founder and Chair of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, and Author
What were you doing at age 26? Michael D. Tubbs was making history.
In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Stockton at 26 years old. He was the city’s first African-American Mayor and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. As Mayor, Tubbs was lauded for his leadership and innovation. He raised over $20 million dollars to create the Stockton Scholars, a universal scholarship and mentorship program for Stockton students. Additionally, he piloted the first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot in the country. Currently, he is the Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and Opportunity; the Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI); and the Founder of End Poverty in California (EPIC). Learn more about Michael Tubbs.
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