Submitted by: Presidio Graduate School
Posted: May 28, 2014 – 01:33 PM EST
SAN FRANCISCO, May 28 /CSRwire/ - Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-12th District), Democratic leader and former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, will deliver the commencement address at Presidio Graduate School’s commencement exercises on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Congresswoman Pelosi has transformed San Francisco in her 26 years of service: preserving public lands and parks, expanding transit, protecting the Bay and the environment, and ensuring affordable housing.
After the Army closed the Presidio of San Francisco, Congresswoman Pelosi led the fight to preserve the Presidio for the people of San Francisco – against those planning to sell off this treasured asset to the highest bidder. After years of work, in 1996, Congresswoman Pelosi passed a bill creating the Presidio Trust, with the twin goals of preserving the essence of a magnificent national park and achieving economic self-sufficiency.
"Nancy Pelosi represents the best in public service and leadership, for California and the country, especially in her key role in the creation of the Presidio National Park, our home base. We’re thus deeply honored to welcome her as our featured speaker at Presidio Graduate School's 11th Commencement exercises,” said William Shutkin, President and CEO of Presidio Graduate School.
Presidio Graduate School’s commencement exercises will be held at The Marines’ Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco. Ceremonies begin at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Ryan Cabinte at 510-459-7052.
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