More than 100 local faith leaders from many religious traditions made their voices heard to Fresno Mayor Lee Brand during the second Mayor's Faith Based Partnership Council meeting May 21, 2019, at the Fresno Pacific University main campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno.

Mayor Brand and city staff gave brief presentations on the selection process for a new police chief, the latest developments in addressing homelessness and city infrastructure challenges. After each presentation, faith leaders wrote recommendations for the issue addressed. More than 1,000 recommendations were recorded for the Mayor and his team to use in shaping perspective and policy. Many congregations also signed up to be part of solutions to the challenges presented.

The meeting was convened by the FPU Center for Community Transformation. Randy White, D.Min., executive director of CCT and associate professor of community transformation at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary led the session.

PHOTO (from left): Randy White, Mayor Lee Brand and Matthew Grundy, former director of Habitat for Humanity Fresno County.


Wayne Steffen
Associate Director of Publications and Media Relations