"Transforming Big Ideas into Bold Action" by Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento. "To truly do something bold and make it a reality, you have to take a risk and that innovation will give you the freedom to do what you want to do. To innovate is to not reform."
Mayor Johnson is the first native Sacramentan and the first African American to be elected to the office. His vision is for Sacramento to become "a city that works for everyone." Johnson's dedication to public service began long before he started his tenure as mayor. Upon retiring from the NBA after 12 seasons with the Phoenix Suns in 2000, he returned to his Oak Park neighborhood in Sacramento to serve as the CEO of St. HOPE, a non-profit community development organization he founded in 1989 to revitalize inner-city communities through public education, economic development, civic leadership and the arts.