‘Da Mayor’ coming to San Ramon

Willie Brown Jr.

Willie Brown Jr.

Willie Brown Jr., the legendary former mayor of San Francisco and speaker of the California Assembly, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 3 meeting of the Contra Costa County Mayors Conference.

San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson traveled to San Francisco a few months ago, had lunch with Brown and successfully persuaded the famed California politician to come to Contra Costa. Brown is now a newspaper columnist, frequently quoted pundit and director of the Willie Brown Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service.

The mayors conference is made up of the mayors of Contra Costa County cities and it rotates among its member cities monthly.

Brown’s speech is free and open to the public but it will cost $50 if you want to stay for dinner.

The conference meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Bishop Ranch Business Park, No. 8, 3000 Executive Parkway, San Ramon.

The dinner begins at 8 p.m. To RSVP for the meal, contact Karen McHenry-Smith at ksmith@sanramon.ca.gov or call 925-973-2532 by 5 p.m. on Aug. 26.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen