Shining Star of South Sacramento

Photo courtesy of City of Sacramento
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Bonnie Pannell attends her final city council meeting on June 17, 2014.

IN THE ANNALS OF SACRAMENTO, Bonnie Pannell will be remembered as a fierce champion
of the south area. She was elected to District 8 of the Sacramento City Council in 1998,
following the death of her husband, Sam Pannell, who had held the seat for seven years.
During her tenure, she successfully advocated for better housing options and the extension
of light rail to Meadowview, among other projects. The Samuel and Bonnie Pannell Community Center on Meadowview Road stands as a reminder of her dedication to public service. Pannell died in 2017.