Upsetting the Setup: Leadership in Times of Crisis

Date & Time Feb 22 2021 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Zoom webinar
Michael D. Tubbs
Audience Restricted to SPIA students, faculty, and fellows

Michael D. Tubbs is the former mayor of the City of Stockton CA. Elected at 26, Tubbs was Stockton’s first African-American mayor and the youngest mayor of any major city in America.

During his tenure as mayor, Tubbs worked to secure $20 million to launch Stockton Scholars, which provides scholarships for Stockton’s youth.  

Supported by a $1 million grant, Tubbs launched the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, the nation’s first-ever mayor-led guaranteed income pilot. His latest initiative was Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), which advocates for a guaranteed income nationwide to ensure that all Americans have an income floor.

Under the leadership of Mayor Tubbs, Stockton saw a 40% drop in homicides, was named the second most fiscally health city in California and was featured in an HBO documentary film called “Stockton on My Mind.”

Tubbs also served as a statewide appointee of Governor Gavin Newsom on the Commission for Police Officer and Standards Training (POST) and is the latest member of the National Police Foundation’s Council on Policing Reforms and Race.

Michael Tubbs earned a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and an M.A. in Policy, Leadership & Organization studies from Stanford University. Tubbs is married to his Partner Anna Nti-Asare-Tubbs and is a proud new father as of 2019.

This talk is part of the School’s Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Leadership through Mentorship Program.

This event is open to SPIA students only. To register, please visit here.