Jane Jacobs Lecture
The Jane Jacobs Lecture explores the challenges of political leadership in the urban context. Speakers are selected for their expertise and practice of creating diverse and vital communities, particularly in urban areas. Senator Cory Booker (NJ), then the Mayor of Newark, delivered the inaugural Jane Jacobs Lecture.
Mayor of Stockton, California
Monday, October 30, 2017
5:30 p.m. | Devlin 101
Doors open at 5:00PM and seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis
Michael Tubbs is the Mayor of Stockton, California. He was elected as mayor in 2016 at age 26, and is Stockton's youngest mayor and its first African-American mayor. He is a graduate of Stanford University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and a Master's degree in Policy, Leadership and Organization Studies. As an undergraduate, he received a Truman Scholarship, and was the joint winner of the university's Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel award for "distinctive and exceptional contributions to...the quality of student life." During his time at Stanford, he served as President of the school's NAACP, and interned at the White House. Tubbs has championed reforms to improve police community relations, increased investment in the underserved areas of Stockton, increased opportunity for youth, and created coalitions with local, statewide and national interests to address very pressing issues.