Prominent arts matron finds new government role 

Last year, Dede Wilsey, the matron of the renovated De Young Museum, resigned her post on the Arts Commission.

The resignation came on the same day as the wife of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s now-former political advisor Eric Jaye, Jeannene Przyblyski. Both resignations came after a new law went into effect requiring more government bodies, including the Arts Commission, to file form 700s, which disclose financial interests, such as stock holdings.

Such disclosure is in place for many commissions and elected officials. The law was introduced by Supervisor Chris Daly, adopted unanimously by the board and signed into law by Mayor Gavin Newsom. Przyblyski blamed the new law for her resignation, Wilsey gave no reason.

Fast forward to March 30.

Newsom has just appointed Wilsey to serve as a member of the War Memorial board of trustees.

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