Planning & Oversight Committee

The Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) is overseen by the Planning and Oversight Committee (POC) which is responsible for the following activities:

  1. Preparing a three-year strategic investment plan
  2. Soliciting funding applications from private non-profit and public agencies through an open and fair application process
  3. Submitting to the Oakland City Council for its adoption annual independent evaluation reports
  4. Receiving City Auditor annual reports on the Fund's Financial Statement and the Base Spending Requirement

The Planning and Oversight Committee is comprised of 17 Oakland residents, eight of which are youth not older than 20 years of age. One adult and one youth is appointed by each City Councilmember, and one representative is appointed by the Office of the Mayor.  The Planning and Oversight Committee meets as a full committee on the first and/or third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm, usually at Oakland City Hall, in Hearing Room 4 on the 2nd floor, unless otherwise scheduled. All meetings are open to the public. Sign up for the Mailing List located in the left menu to receive regular announcements for upcoming POC and subcommittee meetings.

POC Meetings

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00pm at Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 2nd floor, Hearing Room 4, Oakland, CA 94612. Click here for the agenda packet.


How to Apply to Become a Member of the POC

Please use the online application form on the City of Oakland Boards and Commissions website.

  1. Click on the green button labeled Apply for a Board
  2. Select Children's Fund Planning and Oversight Committee for the question Which Boards would you like to apply for? 

For more information about the POC, please email Sachelle Heavens at sheavens@oaklandca.gov


2019-2020 OFCY Planning and Oversight Committee

Mayor Libby Schaaf


At Large - Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan

Youth: William Kegelmeyer

Adult: Kimberly Aceves-Iniguez

District 1 - Councilmember Dan Kalb

Youth: Langston Buddenhagen


District 2 - Councilmember Nikki Bas

Youth: Cameron Park

Adult: Susan Yee

District 3 - Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney


Adult: Anakarita Allen

District 4 - Councilmember Sheng Thao



District 5 - Councilmember Noel Gallo


Adult: Max Chacana

District 6 - Councilmember Loren Taylor


Adult: Betty Booker

District 7 - Councilmember Larry Reid