Blogger Winnie Kao has written a warm, heartfelt column that honors one of her mentors, Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman. The mayor died about a year ago, and Kao shares her fond memories of him:
I remember the first time I met Mayor Wasserman 10 years ago when I was a freshman in high school. I wanted to create a program to donate backpacks and school supplies for underprivileged children in the Bay Area and soon realized that I knew nothing of what it would take to actually execute. He reached out to offer support when most people — including myself at times — thought I was crazy. I eventually grew the program over the next 5 years and it shaped my personality, goals, perspective.
But before there was leadership, there was a lot of fear.
For the entire column, click here.