Commissioner Jenny Lam


Commissioner Jenny LamA second-generation Chinese American and Bay Area local, Jenny Lam has dedicated her career to public service and social change. Lam is well-versed in legislative policy, advocacy campaigns, and strategic partnerships. She has served in a number of executive leadership positions with nonprofit organizations, including Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) in San Francisco. 

Lam is the Education Advisor in the Office of London N. Breed, City and County of San Francisco. As the Education Advisor, she administers and implement the policies of the mayor and advances strong partnership between the public school system (early childhood, K-12 to postsecondary education) and the city.  

Prior to joining the Mayor’s Office, Lam served as a State Engagement Manager at EducationSuperhighway, a national nonprofit upgrading Internet access in every public school classroom so that every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the promise of digital learning.

Lam was appointed by Mayor London Breed to the San Francisco Board of Education in January 2019. 

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children, both of whom attend San Francisco public schools.


Commissioner Lam is the chair of the Ad Hoc Personnel Matters, Labor Relations, and Affordability committee.

She is also a member of the following committee:

  • Rules, Policy, and Legislation