News Releases
The latest news and announcements from Mayor London N. Breed

Mayor Mark Farrell on the Passing of Doris Ward

Doris Ward was a fearless political leader who cared deeply about San Francisco and the residents of this city. As the first African American female president of the Board of Supervisors, Doris was a trailblazing presence whose courage and resolve helped inspire countless others to follow in her footsteps.

A lifelong civil rights activist, Doris spent her career fighting for equality and justice. Whether working for the San Francisco Community College District, the Board of Supervisors or the Office of the Assessor-Recorder, Doris brought a compassionate and kind approach to her duties, reflecting the values of the city she served.

San Francisco has lost a respected politician, valued friend and admired community leader. Our thoughts are with Doris’ family during this difficult time.