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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

Sheriff Hennessy will talk about San Francisco’s sanctuary city status and the impact of this status on the San Francisco county jail and the Sheriff’s Department.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Vicki Hennessy joined the Sheriff’s Department in 1975 as a member of the first recruit class that included women, communities of color and LGBT deputies. She rose quickly through the ranks to become the youngest Captain in California law enforcement, and then Chief Deputy. She was a member of the Sheriff’s Department’s executive management team for 25 years, serving in every division of the department.

In 2008, she was appointed Director of the Department of Emergency Management, where she directed citywide emergency planning as well as 911 dispatch for police, fire and medical emergency until 2011 when she retired. In 2012, she was appointed by Mayor Ed Lee to serve as interim Sheriff for seven months. In November of 2015, Hennessy won election by earning 61% of the vote. Her first term as Sheriff began on January 8, 2016.

Vicki Hennessy is the mother of two adult children and has been married for 39 years to her husband, Jim Hennessy, a retired San Francisco Police Department officer.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 noon Registration & Networking
12:15p.m. (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30p.m. Meeting adjourns (may adjourn earlier, depending on club business items)

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members and guests.

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Individual tickets for Club members are $30 each; a book of five member tickets is $140. Non-member tickets are $40 each; a book of four non-member tickets is $145. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.