Assemblymember Bonta honors late Supervisor Chan

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(ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) Assemblymember Mia Bonta represented AD18 in a legislative session honoring late Alameda County District 3 Supervisor Wilma Chan, who was killed in a hit-and-run in late 2021.

Supervisor Chan was hit by a car on Nov. 3 and taken to Highland Hospital where she was treated for a serious head injury before she passed.

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, in collaboration with Vision Alameda County (VAC), helped establish the Supervisor Wilma Chan Legacy Fund in her memory. The fund will support grants to community-based nonprofits other eligible programs serving a public purpose in support of Supervisor Chan’s legacy.

Donations to the fund can be made online or through the mail. Visit the fund's website here for more information.

The legislative community of Alameda County and Chan's family hosted a vigil in her honor on Wednesday, Dec. 8 that was virtually attended by family and friends from around the state and the country.

Chan helped pass a series of landmark legislation during her time as District 3 Supervisor including preserving the San Leandro emergency room and hospital, saving dozens of jobs in the process and leading a board action that secured a $90 million investment in unincorporated Alameda County.

Additionally, Supervisor Chan helped put Alameda County at the forefront of child wellness by ensuring every child in the county get connected to healthcare coverage.

Assemblymember Bonta adjourned the Tuesday, Jan. 4 legislative session in honor of Supervisor Chan.

To view Assemblymember Bonta's words honoring Chan, click here.

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