Following in the footsteps of great leaders like Nelson Mandela who believed in tackling racism, poverty and inequality, Mrs. Lan E. Jefferson was appointed Commissioner of the Citizen Equality Opportunity Commission of San Diego on Monday, December 9th at City Hall. To date, San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and second largest in California and one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. “It’s an honor to be appointed to this position. I know there’s a lot of work to be done and I have every intention to make sure San Diego agencies and developers maintain equal and fair practices. It is the EOC’s job to make sure they are all held accountable,” said Jefferson.

Jefferson was nominated by Councilmember Myrtle Cole, appointed by Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and unanimously voted to serve by the San Diego City Council! Her new position was recently held by the Honorable Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber who represents the 79th District of California.

Starting in January 2014, Jefferson’s duties include monitoring and/or evaluating the Equal Opportunity Program of the City. She will also advise on a continuous basis, the Mayor, City Council, Civil Service Commission and other appropriate agencies of City government. Submitting written quarterly reports for review by Rules Committee and Council. Another important duty of hers is to assist in the recruitment of competent historically under-represented, women and disabled.

The main purpose of the Commission is to promote the City of San Diego as an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals and firms desiring to contract with the City.

On November 5, 2013, Mrs. Carol Jeffries was appointed to be one of the nine board members for Qualcomm Stadium Advisory Board. Councilmember Myrtle Cole made the nomination and Interim Mayor Todd Gloria made the appointment. The council approval vote was unanimous. Mrs. Jeffries was asked to serve on the board because of her unique qualifications. The term ends in January 1, 2016.