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    • Wed, June 05, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online - Virtual Event
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    Leadership Oakland Alumni Association is bringing together City leaders for a candid discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing Oakland and the future of our city.

    We're honored to welcome our Leadership Oakland alumni guest speakers:

    Christy Johnston Limón - Deputy Director, Department of Economic and Workforce Development

    Sofia Navarro - Executive Director, Oakland Workforce Development Board

    Fred Kelley - Director of Parks, Recreation and Youth Development

    Jeremiah Jackson, CEO and Founder, Starting with US, LLC, will moderate this important discussion.

    This event is free for all alumni of Leadership Oakland. Guest registration is $10.


    About our panelists:

    Cristy Johnston-Limón currently leads the City of Oakland’s business development activities as the Deputy Director of the Economic and Workforce Development Department. Prior to supporting Oakland’s business community, Cristy was Executive Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership at the Haas School of Business, and Executive Director of Youth Speaks and Destiny Arts Center, where  Cristy led the fundraising, acquisition, and development of Destiny Arts Center and Youth Speaks cultural facilities, stabilizing and strengthening each to sustain and grow their impact while creating new and robust cultural spaces.

    Cristy earned her MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business and a BA in Political Science also from U.C. Berkeley. She serves on the Board of Directors for organizations that focus on education, theater arts, economic development. and climate justice including American Conservatory Theater, Bandaloop, and Frontline Catalysts. 

    Sofia Navarro has over ten years of executive non-profit and public sector experience. She has served the City of Oakland as the Interim Director of Economic and Workforce Development and currently serving as the Executive Director of the Oakland Workforce Development Board. In her current capacity she provides leadership and oversight of workforce investments in the City, staffing the Workforce Development Board, managing workforce development systems, planning, and policy and sector-based workforce initiatives. She also oversees the division’s effort to increase job creation, job training and creating a workforce that is responsive to the needs of Oakland businesses.

    Ms. Navarro is also on the Oakland Thrives Leadership Council and the Career Technical Education Advisory Council for Oakland Unified School District. She has a Master’s degree in Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Saint Mary’s College of California.

    Fred Kelley was named Director of the Oakland Department of Transportation (OakDOT) in July 2022, where he led Oakland's work to envision, plan, build, operate, and maintain an equitable transportation system. Prior to his current role, Director Kelley served as OakDOT's Assistant Director. In March of 2024, Fred assumed the role as Director of Oakland's, Park, Recreation and Youth Development Department, at the request of the City Administrator. 

    Fred's career has been focused on the planning, design, and implementation of complex, multi-modal infrastructure plans and projects. These projects have centered on accessibility, safety, and equity. Prior to the City of Oakland, he served as Deputy Director of Public Works for the City of Hayward. In addition, Fred had 20 years experience leading Transportation Planning and Engineering practices for global engineering firms. 

    Mr. Kelley’s undergraduate and graduate background encompasses political science, public policy, and engineering. He recently became a cohort of the Bloomberg/Harvard City Leadership Initiative Program.

    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, July 17, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, August 21, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, September 18, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, October 16, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, November 20, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Online
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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    • Wed, December 18, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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    The LOAA Board meets the third Wednesday of every month.  

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Past events

Tue, May 21, 2024 LOAA Spring Social Hour
Wed, May 15, 2024 LOAA Board Meeting
Fri, April 19, 2024 LOAA Programs/Membership Committee Meeting
Wed, April 17, 2024 LOAA Board Meeting
Fri, March 29, 2024 LOAA Programs/Membership Committee Meeting
Wed, March 20, 2024 LOAA Board Meeting
Fri, March 15, 2024 LOAA Programs/Membership Committee Meeting
Wed, February 21, 2024 LOAA Board Meeting
Thu, February 15, 2024 African American Read-In
Fri, February 09, 2024 LOAA February Happy Hour!
Tue, July 25, 2023 LOAA Summer Happy Hour!!
Wed, December 21, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, November 16, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, October 19, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, September 21, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, August 17, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, July 20, 2022 Board Meeting
Thu, June 23, 2022 We Do Exist: A Look into the Resilience of the Trans Community
Wed, June 15, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, May 18, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, April 20, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, March 16, 2022 Board Meeting
Tue, March 08, 2022 Leading Oakland's Tomorrow: Women Shaping Our Future
Wed, February 16, 2022 Board Meeting
Wed, December 15, 2021 Board Meeting: Dec 2021
Wed, December 08, 2021 Holiday Party and Gingerbread Competition (Virtual)
Tue, November 23, 2021 LOAA 2021 Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteer Event
Wed, November 17, 2021 Board Meeting: Nov 2021
Wed, October 20, 2021 LOAA Happy Hour
Wed, October 20, 2021 Board Meeting: Oct 2021
Fri, September 17, 2021 Annual Leadership Forum
Wed, September 15, 2021 Board Meeting: Sept 2021
Wed, August 18, 2021 Board Meeting: Aug 2021
Fri, August 13, 2021 Tour a Business
Wed, July 21, 2021 Conversation Series: Game Changers
Wed, June 16, 2021 First In Person Happy Hour!!!
Wed, May 19, 2021 Board Meeting: May 2021
Thu, May 06, 2021 Walking Tour of Long Lost Oakland
Thu, April 22, 2021 Marketing/Communications Committee Meeting
Wed, April 21, 2021 Board Meeting: April 2021
Wed, April 14, 2021 LOAA Happy Hour: Zoom Green Challenge
Thu, March 18, 2021 Marketing/Communications Committee Meeting
Wed, March 17, 2021 Conversation Series
Wed, March 17, 2021 Board Meeting: Mar 2021
Wed, February 17, 2021 LOAA Virtual Happy Hour with 2021 Cohort
Wed, February 17, 2021 Board Meeting: Feb 2021
Thu, January 28, 2021 LOAA Marketing/Communications Committee Kick-off
Wed, January 20, 2021 Board Meeting: Jan 2021
Wed, December 16, 2020 Board Meeting: Dec 2020
Tue, November 24, 2020 2020 Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway
Wed, November 18, 2020 LOAA Giving Back Happy Hour
Wed, November 18, 2020 Board Meeting: Nov 2020
Mon, October 26, 2020 Game Changers Conversation Series
Wed, October 21, 2020 Board Meeting: Oct 2020
Wed, September 16, 2020 Board Meeting: Sept 2020
Wed, August 19, 2020 Board Meeting: Aug 2020
Wed, July 15, 2020 Board Meeting: July 2020
Wed, June 17, 2020 LOAA SIP Happy Hour
Wed, June 17, 2020 Board Meeting: June 2020
Wed, May 20, 2020 Board Meeting: May 2020
Wed, April 15, 2020 Board Meeting: April 2020
Wed, March 18, 2020 Board Meeting: Mar 2020
Thu, February 20, 2020 Leadership Oakland & Oakland Rotary Happy Hour
Thu, February 20, 2020 Board Meeting: Feb 2020
Wed, January 15, 2020 Board Meeting: Jan 2020

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