Lauren R. Hammond was elected to the Sacramento City Council on March 4, 1997, making her the first African American woman in Sacramento history to be elected to the Council. Ms. Hammond is a long time community leader and neighborhood activist and has lived in Sacramento for most of her life.
As part of her Council responsibilities, Ms. Hammond sits on several local Joint Power Authorities. She is also a member of the National Coalition of Black Women (NCBW), the Florin Road Foundation, as well as a Class IX member of the American Leadership Forum (ALF). In 2007, she received the Sac State Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.
Throughout her elective career, Ms. Hammond has worked on district issues like sidewalks to schools, traffic management, expansion of youth services and economic development. Citywide concerns include youth empowerment, predatory lending education, smart growth policies and neighborhood equity.
Ms. Hammond is a graduate of C.K. McClatchy High School, Sacramento City College and California State University, Sacramento.
"Public Service: Giving back to the community is a way of life for me."