How California Can Lead the Way!
California Controller Betty Yee
Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:45 Dinner ($26)
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
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The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club is honored to welcome back Betty Yee who is now California Controller. Betty Yee is known for being the most honest and transparent elected official in California. She has spoken to our club several times. Three years ago she talked about getting money out of politics, even though it was not a popular subject at the time. Usually elected officials or candidates do not speak so forcefully. Our club members were quite impressed. That is the reason we are eager to hear her speak on February 23 about how California will lead the way!
State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the Board of Equalization. As Controller, she continues to serve the Board as its fifth voting member.
Ms. Yee was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2006 where she represented 21 counties in northern and central California. She was elected to her second four-year term in 2010.
Now serving as the state’s chief fiscal officer, Ms. Yee also chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards. These two boards have a combined portfolio of nearly $500 billion.
Ms. Yee has more than 30 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. She previously served as Chief Deputy Director for Budget with the California Department of Finance where she led the development of the Governor’s Budget, negotiations with the Legislature and key budget stakeholders, and fiscal analyses of legislation on behalf of the Administration. Prior to this, Ms. Yee served in senior staff positions for several fiscal and policy committees in both houses of the California State Legislature. She also cofounded the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which exposes California high school youth to the public service, public policy, and political arenas.
A native of San Francisco, Ms. Yee received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Please join us at 6:00 pm to talk about the latest political news or to just socialize and have fun.
Members & Invited Guests: $26
Non-members: $30 ($26 for dinner and $4 requested donation to help offset program costs)
Please email Brodie Hilp that you are coming by Monday, February 20 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.
RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Please make checks payable to Brodie Hilp, to 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506