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Mayor Lee’s Statement on Passing of Jennifer Entine Matz

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today issued the following statement on the passing of Jennifer Entine Matz, the Mayor’s Director of Waterfront Development and former Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development:

“Today, the City lost a true friend. What I and so many others will remember most about Jennifer was her relentless optimism, her brilliant mind, her courage and her unyielding commitment to the people of the City that she loved. Jennifer had that rare talent, seldom mastered, of helping us all be at our best.
Anita and I extend our deepest sympathies to Jennifer’s children, family and friends during these sad and difficult days. On behalf of a grateful City, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to her and her family, and I want them to know that what she has given to San Francisco will never be forgotten. She will be missed.”  

During her career with the City, Jennifer Matz was the Director of Waterfront Development, the Director of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Legislative Aide to former Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier. She led important economic development projects that will shape San Francisco for generations to come including the Golden State Warriors Pavilion, Pier 70, the Giant’s Mission Rock project, and the revitalization of the Central Market and Tenderloin neighborhoods.

A memorial for Jennifer will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal, Pier 27.

For two weeks, beginning Monday, December 8th, Mayor Lee will open a condolence book for friends, colleagues and members of the public to sign in remembrance of Jennifer, which will be available from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Office, Room 200, City Hall.