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 On November 5, 2019, San Francisco voters elected Paul Miyamoto as their 37th Sheriff since 1850. When he was sworn in on January 8, 2020, Sheriff Paul M. Miyamoto also became the first Asian American Sheriff in the state of California.

Sheriff Miyamoto will talk about his goals and objectives for the sheriff’s office. He is known for his resilience, and has held rank at every position in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office and faced his share of adversity, keeping people safe in the jails, in emergencies, and in the community. He comes by his resilience naturally, as a member of a family who survived and triumphed after being forcibly relocated to a Japanese internment camp during World War II. He strengthened his resilience on the job, joining the Sheriff’s Office in 1996, and rising through the ranks to Assistant Sheriff. Miyamoto commanded the two largest Sheriff’s Office divisions, Custody and Field Operations, and is a member of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team (SRT). 

Sheriff Miyamoto’s priority is to keep people safe inside the jail and in the community. San Francisco has one of the nation’s lowest incarceration rates, with the majority of criminal justice-involved people awaiting resolution of their cases out of custody. Working with city agencies, justice and public safety partners, Sheriff Miyamoto is committed to enhancing and expanding services that protect public safety and help vulnerable people. 

Sheriff Miyamoto is active in his community. He serves on the boards of the National Association of Asian American Professionals in San Francisco (NAAAPSF) and Guardians of the City. Sheriff Miyamoto attended Lowell High School in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1989. Married and a father of five including triplets, he also coaches his children's youth basketball teams.

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests. The meeting is free, but you must register by 11 AM on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Connection information will be provided only to those who register by the above deadline. For technical support, please contact Secretary Dora Dye before 10:30 AM on May 5, 2020.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon: Log in or dial in

12:15 PM: Meeting begins

1:30 PM: Meeting adjourns